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Where is my pride?

 

Social stigma and cultural taboos about menstruation contribute to girls missing work and school. In my community, when you go to buy a pad, it is common for the seller to wrap it in multiple envelopes or even cover it with newsletters and pack it as if it is shameful to carry it. If we stop raising our voices about this issue, the number of school dropouts will increase.

PeriodPride

 

Keep Our Girls In School

 

Ending Period Poverty is possible if everybody joins the fight!

Through this campaign we are applauding the efforts made by organizations, governments, philanthropists and corporations across the globe to keep girls in school, through the provision of educational materials, learning facilities and quality products. More and more communities have come to realize the importance of girls' education, however, less attention is directed towards the seemingly "smaller" issues related to menstruation.

PeriodPride

 

Keep Our Girls In School

 

Ending Period Poverty is possible if everybody joins the fight!

We know that no matter where you live, all girls and women share similar experiences when it comes to menstruation. For girls who struggle with poverty and homelessness access to hygiene products is a real challenge. Period Poverty have long remained a hidden societal problem that continues to hinder girls reaching their academic goals due to the fact that some girls miss approximately 4 days of school each month in a given year. According to UNESCO this means that some girls miss up to 20% of school days in a given year affecting their learning outcome and possibilities of graduating. For many girls, menstruation is a major reason for dropping out of school and not getting an education.

Why SafepadTM - Antimicrobial & Reusable Sanitary Pads?

 

75% of all women experience vaginal infections during their lifetime. These infections cause health issues and can impact fertility..... Read more

OUR PROJECT

The goal of this campaign is to mobilize people to take ACTION today and help us ensure that menstruation will no longer be a limitation for girls.

Donations

We help girls from underprivileged backgrounds in all parts of the world with the educational booklet "My First Period" about menstrual hygiene management and a package of Safepad™ because their education is our number one priority. We are fighting to eradicate Period Poverty so no girl misses school due to her period.

Health

75% of all women experience vaginal infections during their lifetime. These infections can cause serious health issues and can impact fertility. To avoid this we want to educate more girls about menstrual health management and help to break the silence surrounding menstruation - No more taboos!

Keep more girls in school by providing them with hygiene products. read more

Local empowerment and sustainability

We are very keen on local capacity building and female empowerment. We want to participate in sustainable and eco-friendly solutions which is why our campaign works with the company Real Relief in order to purchase their reusable and anti-microbial sanitary pad, SafepadTM. SafepadTM ensures girls and women a safe, comfortable, and infection free period. The pad can be washed in polluted water and still remain anti-microbial. It can be reused for up to 3 years which makes it a sustainable and eco-friendly option.

Additionally, Real Relief is prepared to offer concept- and technology transfer to local productions in order to assist with self-sufficiency thus strengthening the local economy by creating more jobs.