Empowering Women. Period.
All girls deserve the right to an informed and shameless maturity into womenhood
Imagine a world where you were unable to go about your daily life just because of your period? Imagine not having access to the feminine products you need to leave your house and go to work or school.
Unfortunately, this is the reality that many young girls and women face around the world. In many places, feminine products are either inaccessible or too expensive for those that need them. Many girls are kept out of school for nearly a full week every month. This hinders their education and ability to keep up with their classmates. Women are confined to their homes, unable to go to work and make a living, because they don’t have access to the proper feminine products.
That’s where good companies come in. Days for Girls and Femme International are two companies that are striving to make a difference. These companies donate reusable feminine products, such as washable pads and menstrual cups to girls in need. Handmade pads are washable and reusable for up to the three years while the menstrual cups are reusable for up to ten years! Not only are these companies providing feminine products, but they are also giving vital woman’s health education. A girl can confidently go to school every day without worrying about her period. A mother can go to work to provide for her family. Think about the difference such a small gesture can make in someone’s life.
Check out the non-profits below to get involved!
PERIOD is leading the menstrual movement. We celebrate periods and provide products to those in need.
Providing tampons, pads and underwear to women and girls in need.
For The Love of Women (FLOW) is a non-profit organization providing feminine care products to females in need.
Days for Girls is changing the status quo, through quality menstrual care solutions, and health education.
| Written by Rachel Pitre Ray @rachel_alaine