Thematic Area / SRHR
Increased capacity of government officials to deliver integrated, quality sexual and reproductive health services
In relation to orient and inform local-level stakeholders about the Safe Motherhood Roadmap, as well as to advocate for the inclusion of safe motherhood-related activities in their annual workplan and budget, LIFE Nepal organized one-day "District Level Safe Motherhood Roadmap Advocacy Workshop" for mayors, deputy mayors and health coordinators from four districts in Madhesh province (Dhanusha, Mahottari, Bara, and Parsa) accompanied by 168 participants from government officials and elected representatives. Finally, participants identified gaps and challenges in Safe Motherhood indicators and prepared activities plan to advocate in the annual work plan through local level planning process. Also, they committed to support goal of provincial government to make the province as complete Safe Motherhood Madhesh province.
Young people have skills, knowledge to make informed decisions for health and well-being and to participate in decision making
LIFE Nepal supported ministry of Woman, Children, Youth and Sports (MoWCYS) to celebrate International Women’s Day at Provincial Level. Finally, the 112th International Women’s Day with the theme "Gender Equality Today for Sustainable Tomorrow" day was celebrated with major three activities like rally, tuk-tuk mobilization, and by showing video related to mitigating gender-based violence, gender equality, child marriage and girls trafficking in Madhesh Province on 8th March 2022. Around 2500 people were aware about gender equality and women's engagement in the sustainable development through Tuk-Tuk Mobilization. Almost 300 people were aware to avoid the harmful practices against women through the video display program.
Sanitary Pad Training
One of the most needy and essential activity for adolescent girls, i.e., sanitary pad making training for menstrual hygiene was organized by LIFE Nepal in a small group with safety measures like social distancing, mask, venue, and hand sanitization. From this activity girls from schools were benefitted. They enhanced knowledge how to prepare sanitary pad by using local materials available at home. Most of the trained girls are using sanitary pad developed by themselves at home through using local and available resources. Those are cost effective and safe for them as well. Sanitary pad developed by girls was used by their family members as well. This was very much caring for them because during the COVID pandemic there was a fear to move outside home, go to shop and purchase sanitary pad either for girls or their family members. In addition to that, girls skilled their other friends in the community how to make sanitary pad through available local resources and provided sanitary pad to their friends who required during COVID pandemic. It was very much helpful in terms of ensuring menstrual hygiene and health for adolescent girls that was very much crucial for them during COVID pandemic and stay at home.