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CDW programme gives dignity to young women<p>​</p><div>The lack of access to sanitary pads or other menstrual hygiene products is a major issue in South Africa, and Africa as a whole. Each month, millions of schoolgirls miss part of their education due to the lack of sanitary products and associated embarrassment. <br></div><div><br></div><div><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/CDW3-upload.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /></figure></span></div><div>As such, the City of Cape Town’s CDW programme has budgeted for the donation of 3 000 sanitary packs to various schools in the Khayelitsha and Somerset West areas this year. This adds to the 6 000 sanitary packs donated to schools in need in the City’s Region One, stretching from Mamre to Sea Point, in 2021. The total budget for the project is R110 000. <br></div><div><br></div><div><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> </figure>​​</span><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/CDW2-upload.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div>Education and awareness around the health impacts of improper menstrual hygiene was also done by City Health officials. </div><div><br></div><div>‘A key part of this project is also to help raise awareness about the stigma faced by women and how this can hurt our sisters in the community. I am also hopeful that in offering this assistance, we can set an example to help instead of to shame,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management Alderman Twigg. <br></div><div><br></div><div><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/CDW1-upload.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /></figure></span></div><div>If schools would like to be considered for future donations, they can contact the Subcouncil offices within their Ward to request assistance and engage with a local CDW officer to possibly be included in future programmes. </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>End</div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2022-06-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f98e5b48-1778-4284-8412-379f44f96d47;L0|#0f98e5b48-1778-4284-8412-379f44f96d47|education;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#5fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab;L0|#05fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab|Health;GP0|#936a47de-2195-41d6-baf5-38cd4f53061c;L0|#0936a47de-2195-41d6-baf5-38cd4f53061c|chidren's health10

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