Happy Father’s Day To #MenWhoKnow
This Father’s Day, Days for Girls is thrilled to celebrate #MenWhoKnow! Male allyship is so critical to the menstrual movement – after all, periods affect every single one of us (not only menstruators themselves). That’s why we’re so grateful for all the fathers, sons, husbands and community leaders working with us to fight period poverty around the world
What does male allyship look like in action? Here’s a glimpse from our global community:
Gregg Black of Northville, MI is passionate about bringing dignity and opportunity to girls around the world. In addition to serving as his chapter’s resident sewing machine fixer-upper, Gregg also led the packing and transportation of DFG kits on a trip to one of Lebanon’s Syrian refugee camps. He made sure every single kit made it safe and sound to the women running the camp – pictured above in Lebanon.
Richard Loeffler and Roger Tanner have been volunteering with our Medford, OR team for the past five years. Never without a smile on their faces, these gentlemen are wizards of snapping, packing/unpacking and jumping at any DfG request made by their team leads (who they also happen to be married to).
Around the world, male teachers, volunteers and community leaders play a critical role in educating boys about menstrual health. Their efforts are instrumental in fighting harmful taboos, shifting social paradigms and raising the next generation of #MenWhoKnow – for the benefit of menstruators everywhere.
Thank you to these incredible allies (and so many others like them) who are helping to advance menstrual equity, shatter stigma and transform entire communities. We couldn’t fight this fight without you. Happy Father’s Day!