PROGRAM FOR INSTITUTIONS, DISABILITIES & OTHERS
To include girl child with disability in awareness and development initiatives on menstrual hygiene management, we only need the tools of communication to ensure we “ leave no one behind.” Girls and women with disability face high exclusion and discrimination in accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities while they experience the same biologocal and physical changes as anyone else so their menstrual hygiene management needs are identical. In jails, female inmates and their accompanying children experience lack of provisions in terms of clean, functioning toilets with water and soap, disposal or sanitary materials. Sensitizing jail authorities goes a long way in ensuring infrastructure and facilities for women in jails.
Adolescent girls who have hearing impairment, are visually or physically challenged, teachers, caregivers and institution management staff are trained on menstrual hygiene management specific for their situation with due emphasis and discussion on ensuring need based infrastructure and facilities. Others institutions include orphanages, state homes for destitute and street children, care homes for children living with HIV/AIDS, convents and faith-based residential schools, and jail.
Teaching adolescent girls with hearing impairment in Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria
Visually challenged girls and caregivers learning menstrual hygiene, hand washing in Owo, Ondo state, Nigeria
Training in School for the Physically Challenged at Ikare, Ondo state, Nigeria
Women jail inmates enjoyed an outdoor game as part of the workshop on menstrual health