Fifty-five percent of IDPs are vulnerable women and girls. The women and girls suffer different forms of abuse and exploitation when in need of personal hygiene items, with very few channels of expressing or reporting these grievances and abuse. The dignity kit project aims to support displaced girls and women by providing personal and menstrual hygiene items to meet their basic needs.
A dignity kit is a simple “tool” that contains the basic requirements of every woman: comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, nail clippers, bath soap, bath sponge, bath towel, shaving stick, sanitary towel, underwear, and slippers. 1000 girls and women across Area 1, Kuchingoro, Kuje, and Wassa IDP Camps were supported with dignity kits.
The dignity kit includes cash-based assistance – (Kits include N50 each for paracetamol to ease period pain).