FLAS Steps Up Efforts to Close Gaps In Gender Inequality
To restore the right of dignity to girls and boys while also achieving gender equality amongst the youth, Greig Gender Foundation conducted lessons on gender norms, roles and encouraged both genders, communities and the country as a whole to support each other towards attaining it. It further provided and still is providing them with pads and hygiene packs.
This move came after the foundation noticed with great concern the stigma and struggle young girls often face during their menstruation period, growth & development the difficulties in understanding genders roles, the youth faces. As means to meet some of the needs and to create conducive environments for the children, Community Health motivators were roped in to help the foundation in spotting/identifying vulnerable children who were going to be beneficiaries of the project. The project was a success as it even surpassed expectations by distributing sanitary pads to over 465 vulnerable girls and proving sanitary hygiene packs to 51 boys, which lasts for three months.
In advancing advocacy work around availability and access to dignitary packs, the project collaborated with Imbita Women Trust with whom together they trained and conducted feedback meetings on livelihoods skills. Livelihoods clubs were established and the youth was trained in the different community training centres to empower young people with skills to establish youth-led income-generating projects that will sustain the provision of sanitary pads and hygiene packs beyond the project.