Why Days for Girls Matters
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.
Want to get involved and help make the kits? Please contact Beth Box .