Celeste Mergens: 2019 Global Hero Award Recipient

When I received a call from Kristen Daily, executive director of Global Washington, a few weeks ago, I was excited to hear from her. Global Washington is a Seattle-based organization whose mission is to promote international development by coordinating the efforts of other globally-minded philanthropic, research and business organizations. As a longtime Washington resident who started Days for Girls from my home, I have been a long time member and admire the work that Global Washington does. But what Kristen shared with me took my breath away! When she informed me that I had been selected to receive the 2019 Global Hero Award, I was amazed. Days for Girls began only 11 years ago, with one si

Our Refugee Project Update

November 12: Our Refugee Project is in full swing! In partnership with World Vision, we will be reaching refugee and internally displaced women and girls in Lebanon, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Somalia with DfG Kits and vital menstrual health education! Our International Chapters and Teams throughout the world have been hard at work making this project a reality! Days for Girls Australia is the first to the finish line, contributing a massive 12,543 DfG Kits to the project! A big shout out to the Australia and UK volunteers, Chapters and Teams who contributed and a special shout out to the Ferntree Gully Victoria Chapter who served as the collection point! November 15: Days for Girls Canad

The Period Emoji Is Here!

It’s a small enough thing. Just a little red droplet. But that little droplet is about to make a big difference to girls everywhere. The period emoji is finally a reality! When the topic of stigmas around menstruation comes up, it is easy to think of the girls who are forced to sleep in huts, banned from places of worship, or publicly embarrassed in school. But the truth is that shame around periods exists in a variety of other ways, too. As a 20-something college student from the Seattle area, I never thought that conversations about menstrual health and attitudes towards menstruation related to me. While I have always been an avid supporter of such movements, it was always because I wanted

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