Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America

by Days for Girls International
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Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America
Menstrual Equity for Girls in Latin America

Summary

Days for Girls (DfG) empowers social enterprise leaders across Latin America in their community outreach to women & girls with DfG menstrual pads and health education. Local leaders are best positioned to break through cultural stigmas associated with menstruation. We're pleased to expand our outreach beyond Guatemala to include Haiti, the Dominican Republic (DR), Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Together, let's promote menstrual dignity to unleash their unlimited potential in this life-changing work!

$75,000
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Challenge

Girls in rural and impoverished communities often go without adequate menstrual supplies. This is equally true for girls in Central and South America. Of the 23 million Latin American young women, 64% are affected by poverty. The impact of Covid-19 in these communities has caused a decrease in health education due to school closures and a sharp increase in teen pregnancies.

Solution

DfG delivers our work through a social enterprise model. We train and support local leaders to develop livelihood skills, provide menstrual health (MH) education, and sew and distribute long lasting, washable pads. We believe in a locally led and empowered approach to address MH that includes: improved access to menstrual products; menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health education; and partnerships with community and government officials to support MH policy and programming for the longterm.

Long-Term Impact

Equipped with the knowledge of how their bodies function, girls will experience less anxiety from their natural body processes and will be able to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Menstruation will no longer be an impediment for attending school, removing one more barrier for vulnerable girls. This means better outcomes for girls and future generations. We know that when we invest in girls, their potential is unleashed, and entire communities are elevated!

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Organization Information

Days for Girls International

Location: Mount Vernon, WA - USA
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Twitter: @daysforgirls
Project Leader:
Erin Hale
Mount Vernon, WA United States
$46,945 raised of $75,000 goal
 
511 donations
$28,055 to go
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