Freedom Kit Bags
Since 2017, HPN has partnered with the Freedom Kits Bags to deliver material sanitary towels to Women and adolescents of all ages in Rural Nepal. This initiative aims to tackle the public health and social issues associated with Chaupadi- the act of prohibiting women from performing their daily activities whilst menstruating.
The distribution of Freedom Kit Bags in collaboration with HPN involves Public Health teaching around Menstrual Hygiene, Personal Hygiene, Gynaecological health and provides women with a safe space to discuss their concerns around their own sexual and reproductive health.
HPN have worked with Freedom Kit Bags to distribute 300 packs have been given out each year in the following areas:
Charikot, Dolokha (2017 sponsored by Exodus Travels)
Timbu, Helambu (2018)
Chautara, Sindhulpalchok (2019)
See links below for further information about Freedom Kits: