JDPC Onitsha organised a press conference to reach out to women and adolescent girls as the covid-19 pandemic has prevented common large gathering.
- The press conference highlighted corona virus pandemic impact on menstrual health and hygiene.
- JDPC calls on government to declare menstrual supplies as essential commodities for easy supply to mitigate against economic disruption and transportation difficulties.
- To provide access to menstrual hygiene product for people in quarantine and hospital as covid-19 pandemic poses difficulties in accessing adequate supplies.
- As pandemic has increase poverty it makes it harder for people living in poverty already to access menstrual supplies.
- JDPC Onitsha further decries that gender inequality, extreme poverty, humanitarian crisis and harmful traditions that are likely to thrive in this period of pandemic and have possibility of increasing the deprivation and stigma.
Hence, JDPC uses media awareness to educate people about menstrual health and hygiene