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On International Women’s Day 2020, DTB launched the #AchieveMoreGirl initiative to support vulnerable girls access quality menstrual health products

On International Women’s Day 2020, DTB launched the #AchieveMoreGirl initiative to support vulnerable girls access quality menstrual health products. The initiative was informed by the prevalent Menstrual Hygiene Management challenge that persists across Kenya and remains a particular challenge for low-income women and girls.

As part of the initiative, DTB teamed up with Affordable and Accessible Sanitation for Women (AASW) and the Wezesha Binti Foundation to support vulnerable women in the Busia County which experienced floods that rendered thousands of people homeless.

 

With priority being given to providing basic shelter, food and water to those affected, the foundation stepped in to donate menstrual health products to the women and girls. The team visited four rescue camps in St. Benedict’s High School Budalang’i, St. Peter’s Bubango Primary School, St. Nicholas Port Victoria Mixed Primary School and St. Cecelia Girls Primary School and donated 300 reusable sanitary towel kits. The team from the foundation also spent quality time with the girls talking about consent, sexual assault and sexual abuse following the occurrence is of a recent sexual abuse case in the region.

DTB and AASW also partnered with the Heels4Pads Initiative and identified 200 vulnerable women who were rendered jobless due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. The team donated reusable sanitary kits, hygiene products, and food packages to these women who come from Kawangware, Kibera and Kangemi.

 

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