Fighting Menstrual Shame In Kenya

(Trigger Warning: this post discusses suicide and self-harm) On September 6th, 2020, Days for Girls Bomet Enterprise organized an event to commemorate the life of 14-year-old Jackline Chepngeno, a local student who was driven to suicide by menstrual shaming last fall. Jackline was a Grade 6 student at Kapyangek Primary School when her very first period arrived unexpectedly during class. Without any period products at her disposal, she bled through her clothes and was utterly humiliated. Worst of all, she had no idea what was happening to her body. Distracted and distraught by the arrival of her menses, Jackline looked to her (female) teacher for guidance and reassurance. But the woman, who s

Rally, Educate, Advocate

As Days For Girls' U.S. Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator, I am passionate about lending my voice in the fight for menstrual equity. Over the past year, I helped champion the U.S. menstrual movement in a number of ways — like rallying to eliminate the tampon tax, educating my community about menstrual health, and advocating for more supportive state-led policies. I am honored to be a part of this important work, and cannot wait to see where my journey takes me from here. Rally. Last fall, DfG mobilizers joined rallies across the country to push for the elimination of taxes on menstrual health products, otherwise known as the tampon tax. I helped coordinate their participation in the event, in a

Stronger Together: Chapters & Teams Stepping Up

At Days For Girls, our impact is rooted in the collaboration of an incredible global network. Around the world, our Chapters, Teams and Enterprises are working in tandem to build a better, more equitable future for women and girls – and solidarity is key to their success! By putting their hearts and minds together, DfG volunteers and Enterprise leaders are overcoming unprecedented challenges, fostering collective growth and reaching more menstruators than ever before. Stepping Up In Kenya In Kenya, support from Chapters and Teams is helping local Enterprises thrive amidst the ongoing strain of COVID-19. Together, their efforts serve as a life-raft for Kenyan menstruators pushed deeper into p

Days for Girls International Partners With The Pad Project and This is L.

This is L and The Pad Project Team Up to Support Women and Girls Abroad With Menstrual Health Access and Education Days for Girls International today announced a new partnership with The Pad Project and This is L. This partnership provides a grant of $100,000 to Days for Girls International to support projects in Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, and South Africa that will strengthen local leaders to become change agents towards increased menstrual access and education. “We are grateful to The Pad Project and This is L. for their generous support. This important partnership will allow Days for Girls International to continue and increase our work in shattering stigma and limitations associa

Powered By Purpose: DfG Uganda

Want to learn more about Days For Girls Uganda and our partnership with This is L? Check out the latest episode of Procter & Gamble’s “Powered By Purpose” podcast, featuring DfG Country Director Diana Nampeera! “Powered By Purpose” shares stories of resilience and resourcefulness from folks impacted by P&G and its subsidiaries – which includes our new partner This is L. In this 18 minute episode This is L. talks with Diana in Uganda about Days for Girls and how sewing machines and female empowerment build futures, not just menstrual kits. This is L. is one of P&G’s newest period and personal care brands. The brand follows a one-for-one model where for each product sold, one is made accessibl

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