The Deliver Delayed Dignity is a campaign being run by SAYWHAT in partnership with SAfAIDS under the Young Women First Program. The campaign on sanitary wear born out of the need to reduce the vulnerability of young women through provision of affordable, accessible and readily available sanitary wear.
The Deliver.Delayed.Dignity campaign lobbies duty bearers such as parliamentarians, manufacturers, college authorities and family heads to prioritise the provision of sanitary wear for young women as a basic need that should be prioritised.
Limited access to sanitary wear by young women causes women see them losing their production time, school time thereby inhibiting them to contribute to the development process of the country as well as active citizenry.
The campaign to date has seen 30 young women being oriented on the 17th of November 2011 to become advocates on SRHR in their communities.
A march aimed at increasing national dialogue on sanitary wear and other SRHR concerns of young women was held on the 18th of November 2011. The 30 oriented young women and others from youth serving organisations such as Katswe Sistahood, ZYWNP, Institute for Young Women Development and various colleges in Harare delivered a petition to Hon Dorcas Sibanda
The Young Women First is currently engaging the parliamentary portfolio committees to have the petition discussed and issues raised in the petition addressed.