What if not having sanitary supplies kept you isolated during menstruation? DAYS without school. DAYS without income. No leaving your room... for DAYS. It happens worldwide to women in impoverished communities. Girls miss up to 3 months of school in just 1 year. Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find... all to try to stay in school. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for hygiene. It turns out this issue is one of the keys to social change. It's hard to imagine, but true for women all over the world.
Days for Girls changes all that, empowering Days of education. Days of health. Days of safety. Days of dignity. So far our efforts have reached over 50,000 girls and women in 29 nations on 5 continents and counting. There are millions to go, and thanks to thousands of exceptional volunteers worldwide, and important collaborations, it's working.
There are many ways you can get involved to help the Days for Girls cause:
- Make a monetary donation. In November, each donation scores a vote for Days for Girls to become a Girl Effect Champion for 2013. Donate here.
- Make a donation of supplies. KAMsnaps.com has a Snaps for Charities program in which you can donate snaps directly to Days for Girls here.
- Help sew liners, shields, or bags.
- Check out the other ways to get involved.