Two United Nations agencies are supporting a project that aims to provide women in Bangladesh with sanitary care and reproductive health supplies. The program will cover 12 city corporations and 24 municipalities.
The supplies, referred to as “Dignity First” kits, consist of 17 essential hygiene products, including soap, sanitary napkins, and undergarments. The kits have already been distributed to 3,000 women between the ages of 14 and 49 in the country’s Dhaka South area.
From gender-based violence to the lack of health care, women in Bangladesh have been greatly harmed by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the United Nations Development Program. Relief aid often focuses on food distribution, so access to sanitary napkins and hygiene products for women can be forgotten.
A little more than half of Bangladeshi people have access to sanitation, while 1 in 7 people do not have clean water.