Updated Oct 02, 2018

Empowering Refugee Women From Shame: Provision of Safe and Affordable Sanitary Pads to Manage Menstruation

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Snapshot

Focus Areas:

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS

Implemented In:

Uganda and Uganda

Uganda and UgandaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
Verified Funding

Innovation Description

Managing menstrual health in refugee camps/settlements is a big problem, as refugees often have no access to sanitary pads. Thousands of adolescent girls and women are forced to improvise with unhygienic alternatives that put their lives at risk of contracting infections. Furthermore, lack of proper menstrual health management resources make women vulnerable as they continue to miss school days and also are forced to engage in unwanted sex for money to get pads.

Milestones

Mar 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$75,000
Date Unknown
New Country
Uganda
Date Unknown
New Country
Uganda