Menstruation is still a taboo. Because it’s not talked about openly in Asian and African regions, many women and girls are uninformed about their menstrual cycle. They also lack water to wash with, don't have sanitary pads, and toilets are not clean or safe.
Some women and girls have to stay home from work or school during their period, which affects their well-being and income. Simavi wants to improve these conditions so that menstruation becomes less inconvenient.
1 in 10 girls in Africa don't go to school because of their period
Every day, 800 million people menstruate
About 500 million women don't have what they need to manage their periods
The Perfect Fit
Designing and distributing reusable menstrual pads in a rural area and educating men and women about sexual rights and menstrual health.
Improve the menstrual health and hygiene and well-being of school girls during their periods by giving them the right information, access to appropriate toilets and biodegradable sanitary pads.
Making Periods Normal
Improve the understanding of the menstrual cycle among 660,000 women and girls by training local health workers. Make sure enough sanitary pads are available.