What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find…but still miss up to 2 months of school every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school.
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What is Days for Girls?
Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We help girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with nonprofits, groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and by helping communities around the world start their own programs.
Thanks to a global grassroots network of thousands of volunteers and supporters on 6 continents, the Days For Girls project has reached women and girls in 85+ countries on 6 continents. It’s working. You can help us reach the rest.
Our Days for Girls project distributed 500 feminine hygiene kits in 2015 and a goal of distributing 2,500 kits next year during 2016.
WASHABLE MENSTRUAL KITS
Women and young ladies in South Africa often miss work and school during their monthly menstrual cycle. These washable garments, liners, and bags give them freedom and dignity to continue living their lives as normal.
To get involved with a Days for Girls team that is supporting Blessman International or to find out how to make Days for Girls kits on your own, please contact Paula Blessman.