JITA Bangladesh and Shaathi Bangladesh Ltd., a manufacturer company of reusable sanitary napkins, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, December 06, 2021. The agreement has been facilitated by iDE Bangladesh (on behalf of Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity funded by USAID and project prime Abt Associates) to promote and sale of reusable sanitary napkins and practice clean and safe menstrual hygiene behavior among low-income women and girls in the Khulna division through Female Sales Agents (Aparajita).

The partnership will ensure that women are able to access feminine sanitary items in the comfort of their homes so they can manage their menstruation safely, hygienically, and with dignity. The increase in the use of reusable sanitary napkins contributes to the better health of women and has a positive impact fulfilling United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 3 (Health), SGD 5 (Gender Equality), and SDG 6 (Water & Sanitation).