Reaching the Most Vulnerable: Training Last Mile Health Workers

FOSTERING MENSTRUAL HEALTH IN PAKISTAN

White Rice x UNICEF

BUILDING BRIDGES TOGETHER

Challenge

In response to the alarming prevalence of period poverty in Pakistan, UNICEF & White Rice, embarked on a multifaceted and exhaustive study in 2021-22. The primary aim of this extensive research was to gain an in-depth understanding of the root causes of period poverty in Pakistan. The study delved into the complex interplay of factors that contribute to this pressing issue, including product availability, deeply ingrained cultural norms, educational barriers, and the socio-economic challe

Impact

Fathers were concerned about their daughters’ health. They were willing to provide necessary hygienic products. Mothers demonstrated openness and actively participate in group discussions about the topic Girls were permitted and encouraged to engage separately, even those within their households. Despite expectations, influencers, religious leaders, and elders in the community did not resist discussions and served as allies in promoting menstrual health. The preference for cloth over pads was no

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