What do Engineers and Menstrual Health Advocates Have in Common?

All over the world, women and girls share a common bond: our monthly periods. This natural process creates different challenges for each of us, depending on our individual bodies, income, geography, education level, and culture. When it comes to addressing global health and education issues related to menstruation, communities share a common obstacle: stigma. One way we shatter this stigma is when men speak up and step up, just like they did at Apergy Corporation. Apergy Corporation which is headquartered in Texas, works to provide highly engineered equipment and technologies to help drive safety and efficiency within the energy industry. Yet, that is not all they do! Recently 140 Apergy te

Inspiring the Human Spirit

Starbucks’ motto is “to inspire and nurture the human spirit” so when Days for Girls learned that the Starbucks Foundation wanted to find ways to support local women coffee farmers, we were thrilled! With a generous grant provided to DfG East Africa, our team launched 3 new Enterprises in Rwanda to serve their local communities. In partnership with the Starbucks Rwanda staff, DfG Africa selected and trained 30 women to become Ambassadors of Women’s Health (AWH) educators and sewists. The women have been crafting DfG Kits for several months now and were excited to have several Starbucks groups recently visit and take part in distributions of the kits made by local enterprise leaders. A specia

5 Tips to Get the Conversation Started

Be part of Breaking the Silence on Menstrual Hygiene Day! May 28 OK, you’re ready to take action- now what!? What does starting a conversation about menstruation look like? Well, if you are like some of us, it starts when someone asks what is attached to our backpack -- yes, a number of us carry a DfG washable pad folded and tied to the outside of our pack as a conversation starter. Here are a few other helpful ideas: 1. Check the Facts: Refresh your knowledge and take one of our FREE DfG online classes to enhance your knowledge of menstrual health: Ambassador of Women's Health Men Who Know 2. Pull out a Pad Nothing starts a conversation faster than pulling out a DfG pad. There is a reason

VIDEO: East African Enterprise Leaders gather to learn and share

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” this theme, for International Women’s Day 2019, perfectly describes the 158 participants from 79 DfG Enterprises who attended the Days for Girls East Africa Enterprise Conference held in Kampala, Uganda on March 4-6, 2019. Women and men came from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the DRC for the second annual DfG Enterprise conference to sharpen sewing skills, tighten marketing plans, increase business skills, expand social media reach, and improve financial reports to ensure their DfG Enterprises are thriving within their communities. The Days for Girls social enterprise approach supports local leaders who live in low-resourced communi

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