Power For The People

Women’s reproductive and menstrual health

Reducing menstrual and reproductive infection and death in girls, women and mothers through access to sanitaryware protection and training in menstrual and reproductive hygiene. Improving access to education for girls and providing sustainable livelihoods for women.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1162330)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£15,571

Donations

58

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

A woman menstruates for a total of 40 years in her lifetime. But many women who live in the developing world do not have access to clean water, safe and private spaces for washing and cleaning, materials for absorbing menstrual blood, or facilities for proper and safe disposal of used menstrual hygiene materials. 65% of women in Kenya can not afford sanitary pads; it is estimated that 20% of women and girls use toilet paper or pieces of cloth instead - reducing their dignity and health.

Solution

Partnering with a local expert organisation with experience of delivering similar programmes with Plan International, UNICEF and World Vision, we will start with training workshops for women and girls around menstrual hygiene management. They will then be given a hygiene kit and educated in the safe and effective use of the products.

  • ''Through the women’s empowerment programme we aim to view culture as a guide that enables us to progress, not a heavy weight that holds us back"

    — Caren Okombo, Project Manager in Kenya

  • Arise project is a huge eye-opener to the women of Remba, Rusinga, Mbita, and Osupukiai. It has created a safe space for women to share deeper stories on their sexuality that are deemed taboo in our community.

    — Eunice Owino, Co-founder of the Centre for Women Empowerment in Technology