Empowering Young Women in Malawi
Alile, 14, and Chaonaine, 14, are two of the many girls who have been receiving menstrual hygiene kits and psychosocial support during the terrors of Cyclone Idai.
In Malawi, reusable dignity pads are crucial for young girls such as Alile and Chaonaine as they allow them to attend school without feeling shame. In collaboration with the Government of Japan, UNICEF has implemented this emergency initiative to not only reduce the disruption of women’s education, but to also educate and support girls in regards to topics such as menstrual hygiene, violence, abuse and neglect during this critical time.
UNICEF recognises the huge impact dignity pads have in empowering young women and strongly stands by all girls.