This is the official discussion thread for the cause Days for Girls. Its EIN is 45-3934671 and it's a public charity based in Mount Vernon, WA. Research more info about the cause on GuideStar and Charity Navigator.
We increase access to menstrual care and education by shattering stigmas and limitations for women and girls.
No girl should have to skip school because she does not have access to appropriate menstrual supplies. This organization helps to correct that and so much more.
There are 1.5 billion women of reproductive age in the world. 300 millions of those women live on less than $1.25 per day, and struggle to meet basic needs such as food, shelter, water, and hygiene. Many girls and women lack access to safe, sanitary feminine hygiene resources. To manage their menstruation, they resort to using unsanitary materials like rags, mattress stuffing, dung, cardboard or other materials, or they use nothing and remain isolated.
Without an effective solution to manage their menstruation, many girls miss school during their periods and women miss work. One in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, 113 million adolescent girls in India and 30% of girls from rural areas of Brazil will miss school during the year because they lack access to menstrual products. 40% of girls in Bangladesh in one study reported missing at least one day of school a month due to menstruation, and in Ethiopia girls who lack access to sanitary pads were 5.37 times more likely to miss school.