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Advocacy Case Study: Menstrual Dignity for Students Toolkit

When it comes to menstrual health advocacy, Days for Girls believes in the power of unity โ€“ and learning from the policy wins of others. Thatโ€™s why weโ€™re excited to highlight Oregon State, USA’s ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐“๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค๐ข๐ญ!

This awesome toolkit outlines the objectives of ๐Ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง’๐ฌ ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐€๐œ๐ญ, which requires provision of period products in public schools.

Itโ€™s a fantastic example of what it takes to make policy ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ (by equipping readers with practical information) and how to empower stakeholders to leverage bill provisions for lasting change.

As Days for Girls advocates and partners champion similar legislation across the country, this resource is a great blueprint for navigating what happens ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ a bill is passed โ€“ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ฒ ๐ ๐จ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is Chief Development & Communications Officer at Days for Girls International. She is also the host of The Days for Girls Podcast. Jessica holds a Bachelorโ€™s degree from Wake Forest University in Communications and a Masterโ€™s degree in Strategic Communications from The University of Oregon. She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Portlandโ€™s Pamplin School of Business Nonprofit MBA program.