Little Piece of Freedom in Lebanon

It is farming season in Lebanon. Every day, Syrian girls are sent to the fields in Bekaa Valley to work for less than $3 per day. When she is paid, she gives 50% of her money to the Informal Settlement camp manager and the other 50% to the head of her household. If she needs anything for herself, she has to ask for money and explain why, even if it is for menstrual pads. She's too embarrassed to ask him herself, so her mother supplies her with pads. The pads are the most inexpensive ones at the store, but still, they are a drain on the family's small amount of money. The cheap pads irritate her skin and the plastic is uncomfortable when she is working in the field. Sometimes there isn't enou

What Can You Learn From a Pad?

Why Pads are a Big Deal : Special thanks to Your Mark on the World host Devin Thorpe for including Days for Girls in his conversation this week. Devin's show has featured #1 Bestselling Author Tony Robbins, Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young, billionaires Jean Case and Shari Arison, CEOs from companies like Overstock.com, HSNi, RBC Wealth Management and Hyundai USA, and celebrities like Tippi Hedren and Archie Panjabi. We look forward to adding you to the roster. You can watch his interview with Days for Girls' Founder and Executive Director Celeste Mergens here: Here are the links: YourMarkOnTheWorld.com: http://bit.ly/296yk9I YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzZnKFcuYZE And then

5 Natural Ways to Ease Period Cramps

Photo by: www.kidshealth.org Cramps. You get them, I get them, and we all feel the pain of them at one point during our cycle. Menstrual cramps can cause a lot of pain and inconvenience-but they don’t have to! We have found 5 natural methods to ease those annoying cramps- they really work! Heat - Applying a heating pad to your lower abdomen will loosen those tense muscles and provide relief from cramps. If you do not have a heating pad, a hot bath will also work wonders! In the field, Days for Girls Ambassadors of Women’s Health teach girls dispel the fear of pain of cramps by explaining that they are a natural part of the process for some of us. But they also give practical resources includ

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