Rotaract in Rotary International District 3220 of Sri Lanka and Maldives has joined hands with Fems to further expand the Fems Aya initiative to the grassroots. The Rotaract International District will give the opportunity to the youth to engage and be part of training sessions that will be conducted in rural communities. To officially mark the onboarding process, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Fems and Rotaract in Rotary International District 3220 (RID 3220)
Launched in March 2021, Fems Aya is the first-of-its-kind national initiative to be launched in the country. Overtime, this purpose-led initiative has helped normalize the conversation on menstrual health and hygiene, educate both genders, and give women the confidence they need. Strengthened by the valued support provided by like-minded organizations including the ARKA initiative, Dilmah’s Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation, Sarvodaya Women’s Movement and Sarvodaya-Fusion, Fems has been able to empower and encourage more than 15,000 women in various localities in Sri Lanka to adopt better menstrual health and hygiene practices.