It is widely known that most women and girls with disabilities particularly those with visual impairment, hearing impairment, and physical impairment have difficulties in gathering information about the existence of relevant Sexual Reproductive Health Rights policies and guidelines or existing educational materials and sanitary and hygiene facilities.
To alleviate the challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities, Umunthu FM with support from AmplifyChange is implementing an 18-month project dubbed “Quality Menstrual Health for Persons for Women and Girls with Disabilities” in Kasungu district.
The project is being implemented in 5 Traditional Authorities (T/A’s) which are Kaomba, Mwase, Lukwa, Wimbe, and Chilowamatambe.
The goal is to enhance the capacity and knowledge of women and girls living with disabilities to access menstrual health management (MHM/SRHR) information and services.
Through radio awareness, information products, and peer education the project aims at reaching 3000 women and girls with disabilities to have increased knowledge and awareness of SRHR.