Their purpose is to support poor communities, so they can provide food for their children and tackle malnutrition today, responding to the emergency, and help them create and develop enduring solutions, promoting sustainability.
They also aim to strengthen community organizations and women empowerment in meaningful ways, so the resilience of families and communities is enhanced, and people can work together to address their own needs.
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Mérida and Anzoátegui States, Venezuela
Promote and support the proper management of menstrual hygiene for girls and women from poor areas in 2 states of Venezuela, defend their right to health, a dignified life, and increase their development opportunities.
This objective is fulfilled through four components, each with specific objectives and activities to accomplish the goal.
Education: Provide information and guidance on menstruation and promote menstrual hygiene practices for girls and adolescents in communities and schools.
Production: Support the creation of at least two women’s productive units to produce ecological reusable sanitary pads.
Humanitarian Assistance: Provide access to adequate menstrual hygiene supplies for girls and women in ‘menstrual poverty’ situation
Human Rights Advocacy: Create safe spaces for girls, boys, youth, and adults to talk about menstruation, normalizing the topic of menstruation and combating misconceptions and stigma.
Make the situation of menstrual poverty in Venezuela visible and promote the defense of women’s right to menstrual health.
- Workshop participants: 200 people.
- Production units: 3 women.
- Beneficiaries of dignity kits: 200 women and girls.
- Participants in advocacy campaigns: 250 people.
Health and Women Empowerment
1st Agreement: November 2021 - April 2022
2nd Agreement: May 2023 - October 2023
Under US $10,000
Complying with the agreement brokered by Bastion between the donors and Meals4Hope, the organization sends reports about the execution process and about monitoring.
You can find the final report here (in Spanish).