Days for Girls

Days for Girls

I’ve agonized over the high incidence of FGM, the rate of teen pregnancies, the fact that pregnancy and childbirth is the leading cause of death for teenage girls, the gender gap in school completion, and various kinds of sexual exploitation. But, I didn’t ask about menstrual hygiene. Duh!!!

A few weeks ago I discovered the amazing work Days for Girls is doing globally. White Field Partners supports initiatives that keep children in school. Girls often miss five days of school each month because of their period. We woud like to get thousands of Days for Girls Kits to girls and women in Sierra Leone. And we’re exploring how we can launch a Days for Girls Enterprise in Sierra Leone.

Days for Girls empowers women and girls around the globe through providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. In areas where women have been taught that menstruation is a curse and a reminder that they are somehow less, Days for Girls is helping them to remember that their bodies are their own, and that they are worthy of health, opportunity, and dignity. Every girl. Everywhere. Period.