JDPC Abuja Partners with UNFPA and Beyond Development for Africa’s Youth Advancement Initiative and YPP to Distribute Reusable Dignity Kits in Gwagwalada Community

By Timothy O. Ejeh

On July 4th, 2024, the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of Abuja, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Beyond Development for Africa’s Youth Advancement Initiative and Youth Participatory Platform (YPP), successfully distributed about 1,000 reusable dignity kits to persons with disabilities and other vulnerable women and girls in Gwagwalada community.

The distribution of these dignity kits aligns with the broader support framework provided to persons with disabilities and vulnerable women, a commitment that was prominently highlighted during the International Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28th, 2024. This initiative is a vital component of the BASICC Project, which is currently being implemented in Gwagwalada Area Council with generous funding support from the Christian Blind Mission

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global advocacy platform that brings attention to the importance of menstrual hygiene management.

The dignity kits distributed included reusable sanitary pads, soap, underwear, and other essential items to ensure that women and girls can manage their menstrual health with dignity. This initiative is particularly significant as it addresses the needs of those who are often marginalized and face barriers to accessing menstrual hygiene products.

JDPC Abuja, UNFPA, and Beyond Development Initiative recognize the critical importance of supporting menstrual health management, particularly for vulnerable populations. The distribution event at Dagiri Primary Health Center was marked by a strong sense of community and solidarity, as local leaders, health workers, and volunteers came together to support the cause.

We are grateful for the collaborative partnership with UNFPA and others.

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