Simavi’s projects focus on two crucial factors in achieving well-being and health for all women and girls: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
WASH & Learn
Improve water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for girls in schools and the surrounding communities by constructing bathrooms and raising awareness.
Sustainably improve access to, and use of, safe drinking water for at least 450,000 people, sanitation for at least 2 million people and improve the hygiene behaviours of 1,6 million people before the end of 2022.
The Perfect Fit
Designing and distributing reusable menstrual pads in a rural area and educating men and women about sexual rights and menstrual health.
Support good health and hygiene during motherhood with better maternal healthcare and good access to water and toilets.
Our Lives, Our Health, Our Futures
Promote gender equality and empower women and girls in an area of conflict and patriarchal social structures by working with schools and in communities.
Prevent the spread of Covid-19 by promoting hygiene awareness and improving access to safe and clean water, toilets and washing facilities.
Improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies in Africa and Asia through group care. Group care for (pregnant) mothers and their partners is a proven success, especially for the most vulnerable women and girls.
There is often still sexual violence against women around the gold mines in Ghana and Tanzania. This is why Simavi works in these areas on education and information about sexual health and rights.
Marriage: No Child’s Play
Provide youngsters, especially girls, with information and better access to services to make informed decisions about marriage.
Watershed – empowering citizens
Improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in areas where water resources are limited or inadequate.
Improve the menstrual health and hygiene and well-being of school girls during their periods by giving them the right information, access to appropriate toilets and biodegradable sanitary pads.