Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics – Neither Will Our Efforts to Bring Safe Menstrual Hygiene to Women and Girls
Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics – Neither Will Our Efforts to Bring Safe Menstrual Hygiene to Women and Girls!
At a time when personal hygiene is of utmost importance, menstrual hygiene management is an important element. The lockdown and travel restrictions in certain areas of Sri Lanka have resulted in restricted access, mobility and freedom for many, and for women and girls making it even more difficult for them to manage their monthly cycle in a dignified, healthy way.
FPA Sri Lanka donated 15,000 sanitary napkins to the young girls and women in quarantine facilities and who belong to areas under lockdown in the Districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara. The packs were distributed via the Sri Lanka Army, the Family Health Bureau, Prison Headquarters, the District Secretariat Office, Kalutara and the Colombo Municipal Council. This activity was carried out under the purview of the IPPF SPRINT Project, funded by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT Australia) with technical support from IPPF.
Dr. Harischandra Yakandawala – Consultant - SPRINT III Project handed over the packs to the relevant partners