Published in: 2022
United Nations Childrens Fund
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent needs of adolescent girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), a pilot intervention on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) has been carried out by a collaboration of the Child Protection and WASH sections at the UNICEF Chattogram Field Office in Bangladesh. Partnering with the Sustainable Social Services in Chittagong Hill Tracts (SSSCHT) project, approximately 2,500 adolescent girls from 150 adolescent clubs received support. Additionally, 150 staff and 4,000 adolescent club members participated in capacity development initiatives on SRHR issues. Moreover, a key activity of this intervention included entrepreneurship training and supporting the development of marketable skills for adolescents. Safina Naznin, WASH Officer for the Chattogram Division of UNICEF Bangladesh, shares her experience in this WASH Diary regarding UNICEF’s efforts in the CHT.
UNICEF (2022). Managing Periods During the COVID-19 Pandemic Amongst the Ethnic Communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. UNICEF
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