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EU Tech SDG Award Winner for SDG 5: Gender Equality

Recently, EUTECH selected Days for Girls as the recipient of the SDG 5, Gender Equality, award! The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outline key areas for global growth, and SDG 5, advancing gender equality, is central to Days for Girls’ mission. After all, to advance menstrual equality is to advance gender equality, and vice versa. For instance, as women have the menstrual education, systems and supplies they need to manage their menstruation with dignity, they will be able to attend work and school more regularly, thereby keeping up with their male peers and taking steps to close the gender gap.

The event was created and hosted by the EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH), a European nonprofit organization that acts on behalf of the European Tech Industry. Their mission is to help tech companies to be sustainable and grow throughout Europe and the world.

The EUTECH SDG Awards is a prestigious event celebrating organizations' dedication, innovation and commitment to advancing the United Nations’ SDGs, with 17 awards being distributed to 17 organizations, one for each of the SDG goals. The award winners – including Days for Girls – were lauded as champions for sustainability and honored as key players in innovation and impact.

Speaking of the SDG Award Winners, EUTECH stated, “Your accomplishments serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration to us all.”

Out of a pool of thousands of applications and 91 finalists, Day for Girls is honored to have been selected as the winner of the EUTECH SDG 5 award for Gender Equality. We are doing our part to bring about gender equality by working to turn periods into pathways for girls and women everywhere. We believe that periods should never be a problem and that menstrual and gender equality are connected and vital components for a holistic and sustainable future.

Days for Girls
Days for Girls is an award-winning global NGO bringing menstrual health, dignity and opportunity to 3+ million girls (and counting!) worldwide.