This was another lively sharing session!
A VERY BIG THANKS to Ms. Sommay Inthavong with her team from CARE for introducing an exciting made-in-Lao product – washable Safepads from their Menstrual Health project. Almost 30 staff from CSOs across Laos joined and discussed about this topic at our Online Hangout today.
CARE is working to train garment workers in new skills to produce washable menstrual pads that can be distributed to women in communities who want a clean, affordable and environmentally friendly menstrual pad. These are especially great for women and girls who have difficulty accessing clean menstrual pads during their periods due to limited supplies or money.
We hope CARE is able to find the opportunity to work with other CSOs and DPs for the next phase of the project and implement wider across the country.
Thanks @Plan for sharing about your Modibodi reusable underpants which is one of the tools from their Adolescent and Public Health project. This is another type of sanitation pad which helps girls and women to have good hygiene during their periods.
Thanks everyone from Care, PFHA, AMA, WVI, Plan, Lao Red Cross, KMA-XKH, SCI, NCA for joining and sharing with us!