Girls often protect themselves with rags / cartons in the country side. This creates problem of hygiene and they often do not go to school during their menstruation.
In camps for displaced people or refugees, organisation often provide disposable protections to women and girls. Those have several disadvantages:
- most of those disposable protection are made in China using recycled carton has absorbing material not really efficient. Women / girls who are using them develop medical problem such has white discharged.
- those protections are not degradable and fill the latrines.
- each month a woman (or a supporting organisation) has to invest close to 1US$ for a protection
With the washable protection kit provided by our project, women / girls are safely and comfortably protected. The protection last at least 2 years. The only drawback is that they have to wash the pads.
At the end of 2023 we have been able to produce over 12.000 of those kits.
Awareness meetings on menstruation are helping to break this taboo. It helps women / girls understand their body and help them to avoid unwanted pregnancy.
Girls using a washable protection kit have a better chance to succeed.
In May we had the visit of Melani from Days for Girls. Melani is based in South Africa and she came to visit the association Actions pour les Besoins des Femmes (ABF) which is producing the protection kits we are delivering in Burkina Faso.
Her trip was a control over the quality of ABF work and also training on some technics helping an easier production.
During her stay, we conducted 2 awareness meeting over menstruations. One was held at the boarding school LAP were 150 girls are following their studies and a second one in a private technical school where about 120 girls followed the lecture.
The distribution of protection kits for menstruation is going well. So far we have distributed over 7.000 kits in 2023.
This is thanks to your donations and donations of institutions such as UNICEF, Danish Refugees Council, Wateraid, Eau Vive.
We hope that you will keep helping the girls/ women of Burkina to have proper protection for their menstruation.
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