COVID-19  India Project #46567

Periods Don't Stop for COVID19 Pandemic Help Girls

by Center for Women's Development and Research
Periods Don't Stop for COVID19 Pandemic Help Girls
Periods Don't Stop for COVID19 Pandemic Help Girls
Periods Don't Stop for COVID19 Pandemic Help Girls
Periods Don't Stop for COVID19 Pandemic Help Girls

Summary

The consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak are felt most acutely by the marginalized, particularly women and girls. Due to lack of money and gender perspective hardly any government money goes toward adolescent girls. The lack of proper menstrual health management may lead to greater risks of infections. The limited food intake now would also aggravate the health of already malnourished girls. We are planning to provide sanitary pads and supplementary nutrition for 1000 poor adolescent girls.

$20,000
total goal
$19,024
remaining
13
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
11
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Challenge

The consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak are felt most acutely by the marginalized, particularly women and girls. Due to lack of money and gender perspective hardly any government money goes toward poor adolescent girls. The lack of proper menstrual health management may lead to greater risks of infections. The limited food intake now would also aggravate the health of already malnourished girls. Future of girl children's education and health in women headed families become uncertain.

Solution

We are working with 3000 adolescent girls from 50 slums of Chennai. Initially we are planning to provide sanitary pads, soap, masks, supplementary nutrition food mix and education materials on Menstrual Hygiene Management and Prevention Corona virus infection. We had initiated an association 'Snehidhi' for adolescent girls in slums. The sanitary pads and supplementary nutrition mix will be distributed by our field staff and Snehidhi leaders with proper preventive care and social distancing.

Long-Term Impact

Promoting menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is not only a sanitation matter; it is also an important step towards safeguarding the dignity, bodily integrity and overall life opportunities of girls. This project helps 1000 adolescent girls their MHM, protect themselves from infection, healthy and continue their education. Their mothers particularly single women would be happy because they have been working hard to give education to their daughters and are shattered by Corona pandemic.

Resources

http:/​/​www.cwdr.org

Organization Information

Center for Women's Development and Research

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website:
Project Leader:
K. R. Renuka
Director, C.W.D.R
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
$976 raised of $20,000 goal
 
17 donations
$19,024 to go
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