As girls and women have different health risks than men, it is the right of them to get proper feminine hygiene in every condition. Therefore, every girl and women even in the prison should have access to quality sustainable hygiene and health education.
In order to address the typical feminine hygiene needs, ECDC has been providing women and girls inside the prison with the colth Reusable Sanitary Pad Kits as supported by ‘Days for Girls Toowoomba Inc’ Queensland Australia. For this, ECDC coordinates with the Department of Prison and district level prisons to distribute 1 kit to every inmate and also to the female prison guards. We also offer a brief orientation session on how to use the product. If used properly, the pad can last 2-3 years. Therefore, the Reusable Sanitary Pad is not only a cost effective solution for women in prison but also an effective environmental solution. Under the project we plan to cover nearly 2500 women prisoners throughout the country.