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. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for hygiene. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world.
Together with our network of thousands of exceptional volunteers and partners, we have reached tens of thousands of girls and women in over 70 nations on 6 continents. It's working.
Days for Girls empowers Days of education, Days of health, Days of safety and Days of dignity. We do this by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits by partnering with non-profit groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and importantly, by helping impoverished communities start their own programs to supply kits and training.