Persons with disabilities, particularly women and girls might require specific support to manage their hygiene in a dignified and safe way.
Few actions should be taken in order to make sure dignity, access and safety are guaranteed:
- Distribute intimate hygiene products directly to the person who needs them to protect people’s dignity;
- Persons with disabilities might require additional amount of water to ensure their hygiene;
- Latrines and washrooms require sufficient space for the person with a disability using assistive devices and/or personal assistant;
- Ensure that latrines and washroom have locks and are well lit.