As we join the world in commemorating World Menstrual Day, we’d like to highlight the Dignity Kit Programme in partnership with Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The programme was done to donate dignity kits to girls in tea growing zones. The main focus of the programme was to restore the dignity, confidence and esteem of young girls by providing them with basic hygiene products.
Distribution of dignity kits is a necessary humanitarian response, especially in times of global crisis, in this case being COVID-19, wherein the needs of girls are not being adequately met.
In response to bridge this gap, ETP and KTDA Foundation began providing kits that included both basic hygiene items and items specific to the needs of women and girl, in this case, sanitary towels.
Girls who fall within the reproductive ages are in dire need of sanitary wear to strengthen resilience in the face of the multiple effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and poverty.
The dignity kits have helped vulnerable girls from needy homes, including those with special needs, gain access to sanitary towels for an estimated period of seven months.
This will help reduce period poverty and the stigma and shame around menstruation. #wellbeing #WorldMenstrualHygieneDay