How have strategies for meeting the MHM needs of refugees shifted or “built back better” in the face of COVID-19?
Periods In and After the Pandemic
More than 500 million people worldwide experience period poverty, meaning that they do not have what they need to manage their periods. The risk of period poverty is heightened among refugees, who access many basic needs through humanitarian aid programs -- a risk further compounded by COVID-19, which has impeded access to period products at large due to physical lockdown, supply chain interruption, and inflation among other challenges.
In lead up to Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021, we will take a look at the ways in which humanitarian aid and refugee programs around the globe are working to advance menstrual equity among their populations in spite of -- and sometimes in stride of -- the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for an interactive Q&A session with field experts, and hear stories from refugee women and girls themselves, about how stakeholders in Bangladesh, Lebanon, Uganda, and Rwanda are “building back better” to design innovative and responsive strategies for addressing MH needs in refugee communities.
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