Days for Girls is a worldwide movement that aims to break the cycle of poverty and violence against women in one of the most unexpected ways ever — by promoting access to menstrual health management and reproductive health education.
Our educational component that accompanies the distribution of our kits covers hygiene, health and reproduction, family and community violence, unwanted pregnancies and general empowerment. When girls and women have health, education, and opportunity, communities and our world are stronger.
Days for Girls helps to ensure that every girl has what she needs to succeed.
Every girl. Everywhere. Period.
Girls who don’t have what they need for their periods don’t go to school. Period.
Those of us from the US and Canada don’t think twice about what it would be like to not have supplies for our periods. And that’s what Days for Girls helps to provide.
Girls stay at home and use whatever they may have available … and because they stay home from school because of not having pads, they simply don’t get an education.
It’s a fundamental problem which so many take for granted!
Volunteers for Days for Girls around the world, including the Lake Chapala, Mexico team sew kits and provide them free of charge to the girls in the communities around Lake Chapala. The kit materials are washable and reusable and provide girls the freedom to live their lives free of period worries.
But we don’t leave it there. The girls are educated about what’s happening with their bodies. In many cases, opportunities exist to educate the boys too … all with the intention to help prevent unwanted pregnancies and stop sexual abuse. Just imagine how Days for Girls is changing lives!
Please consider either donating your time or money to help in this most personal way.