Persons with disabilities, particularly women and girls might require specific support to manage their hygiene in a dignified and safe way.

Assessments prior to large scale distribution of non-food items must include consultation with women with disabilities about these needs.

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.