Days for Girls is an organization that empowers women and girls worldwide through sustainable menstrual care and health education. In many areas of the world, menstruation is a barrier to education and work. A group of sewers from Faith Church gathers monthly to sew bags and stuff them with hygiene products that can remove barriers to menstruating women.
Each bag costs about $15 to produce, not including some of the extra hygiene items they include, so Faith Church hosts an annual tea to raise funds for the upcoming year of sewing.
Donna McCuen is hosting the tea at her beautiful home in Issaquah. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 12.
Tickets go on sale on Sunday, July 7, both online and in the Lobby at church.
What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school? Days of isolation? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find…but still miss up to 2 months of education and opportunity every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world.
Around the world, girls and women without pads use rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and cow dung to manage their menstruation. Noreen from Kenya wrote, “When we have those kits, we can do something great in this world.”
In India, 1 in 4 girls drop out of school when they start menstruating.
56% of women in Sindh, Pakistan, said that menstruation impacted their work.
The common denominator in all of this is…
Women menstruate 60 days, or 2 months a year. Days for Girls kits last 2-4 years, which can earn back up to 240 days of opportunity.
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