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 associated with menstruation for improved health, education, and livelihoods around the world,” says Celeste Mergens, CEO at Days for Girls International.
“When my students and I first embarked on our journey to make a film that would raise awareness about period poverty, we looked to other organizations who had already led the way toward making a change for women and girls. Days for Girls International is that global leader. A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education, says, Melissa Berton, Executive Director at The Pad Project.
“We could not be any prouder of the partnership between This is L. and Days for Girls. Both of our organizations believe everybody deserves and should have access to quality period care. The community-based, collaborative approach Days for Girls uses allows us to positively impact underserved and diverse communities worldwide resulting in sustainable access to period care and health education,” says Pam Geist, Brand Director, This is L.
This grant will support the distribution of 7,000 period kits and help Days for Girls International deliver 100 menstrual health education workshops in Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, and South Africa.
About Days for Girls International:
Days for Girls International is an award-winning NGO that works to shatter stigma and limitations associated with menstruation for improved health, education, and livelihoods. Through our Education & Access to Menstrual Products Strategy, Days for Girls provides holistic menstrual health education curriculum and increases women and girls’ access to menstrual products. Through our Policy & Advocacy Strategy, Days for Girls educates and builds connections with national and international policymakers, coalitions, and organizations who can advance, accelerate and amplify the importance of menstrual health in improving education and livelihood outcomes for women and girls. To date, Days for Girls has reached more than 1.7 million women and girls in 144 countries on 6 continents with quality, sustainable menstrual care solutions, and health education.
About The Pad Project:
The Pad Project is the nonprofit behind Period. End of Sentence., the 2019 Academy Award-winning documentary that sparked a global conversation about menstrual equity. At The Pad Project, we believe that “a period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.” Our mission is to create and cultivate local and global partnerships to end period stigma and to empower women worldwide. As of September 2020, The Pad Project has placed six pad machines in different regions in India, installed a pad machine in Afghanistan, and implemented reusable cloth pad-making programs in Guatemala and Sierra Leone. The Pad Project is combating period poverty in the U.S. by hosting menstrual hygiene donation drives and providing grassroots organizations with microgrants to purchase bulk menstrual supplies.
About This is L:
At This is L., we believe access to quality period care is a fundamental right for everybody—regardless of identity, geography or budget. L. provides clean, simple, and affordable period care for people with periods. L. tampons are made with organic cotton, L. pads and liners are made with a chlorine free top layer. All L. tampons, pads and liners are free from synthetic pesticides and dyes. Every purchase of L. makes one period care product accessible to someone around the world who needs it. Through L.’s solidarity model, we support non-profit organizations to increase long-lasting access to period care products, education, and opportunities for long-term employment. Follow us on Instagram to learn more @lovebeginswithl.
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