#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe

by Talia Women's Network
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#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe
#EndPeriodPoverty for Girls in Rural Zimbabwe

Summary

Periods are a natural body function and here is no need for embarrassment, awkwardness or shame. Taboos and the culture of silence has resulted in neglect for women and girls who lack appropriate menstrual hygiene products. Talia Women's Network will restore dignity to 500 girls through increased access to safe and hygienic menstrual hygiene products and community dialogue sessions on sexual reproductive health and rights matters.

$8,000
total goal
$4,070
remaining
30
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

According to ZimStats 2017, 52% of the population of Zimbabwe is women. Despite efforts to advance women's rights, women and girls still face extraordinary barriers because of something as natural as menstruation. The lack of proper sanitation facilities and affordable hygiene products for use by adolescent girls and women at home, school or work, affects their health; their potential to access education, employment; overall safety, productivity and quality of life.

Solution

The project will provide a multi-sectoral approach to menstrual health management for 500 school girls in rural Bindura. This approach will promote positive attitudes that are critical for transformative change to be realised. Provision of menstrual products alone cannot be the solution to menstrual difficulties - the project will embrace complexity in understanding menstrual experiences including comfort, knowledge of menstruation, access to social support structures and cultural taboos.

Long-Term Impact

Increased access to menstrual health services and sexual reproductive rights and health improves the chances of getting 500 girls to acquire an education. The project will create community safety nets that protect vulnerable girls from abuse, gender based violence, early childhood marriages, unwanted pregnancies and teen pregnancies. It will stimulate dialogue and influence government policies to include menstrual health management.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Talia Women's Network

Location: Harare - Zimbabwe
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @talia_wn
Project Leader:
Saliwe Mutetwa-Zakariya
Harare, Zimbabwe
$3,930 raised of $8,000 goal
 
42 donations
$4,070 to go
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