Water, women and Disability

WATER, WOMEN AND DISABILITY STUDY - MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT

The Water, Women and Disability study found that in SANMA and TORBA Provinces in Vanuatu harmful menstrual beliefs were still prevalent in communities, leading to women internalizing these beliefs and often isolating themselves during menstruation. Women reported feeling responsible for collecting their own water for bathing and washing their products and using separate latrines and bathing facilities during menstruation. These beliefs had negative implications for women with disabilities, given the attitudinal and physical barriers to WASH they frequently experience.