menstrual hygiene

DISABILITY AND MENSTRUATION: Changing the Narrative of Rural Dwellers

DISABILITY AND MENSTRUATION: Changing the Narrative of Rural Dwellers

More than one billion people worldwide are estimated to have a disability. Of this number, UNICEF observes, “Women and girls are more likely to have a disability, facing a 19 per cent likelihood rate versus 12 percent for men and boys. According to a 2017 report by the United Nations Secretary General on the situation of women and girls with disabilities and the status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), women and girls with disabilities were expected to reach 700 million globally by 2015.”