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Days for Girls

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Did you know that over 500 million people worldwide do not have what they need to manage their periods?

Imagine a world where you had to skip school or miss work because you did not have proper menstrual supplies. How many days per year would you lose in education and wages simply because you got your period? What if no one ever taught you about menstruation. Or worse: if menstrual taboos and myths made you feel ashamed of your body? This is the situation for more than 500 million women, girls and menstruators worldwide.

At Days For Girls, they believe in “a world where periods are never a problem” and aim to end period poverty by making and sew sanitary pads. These pads are distributed with a full health education talk to let the lady know what is going on in her body. As these women do not receive this education in their schooling systems.

For International Women’s Day Mike spoke to Penny Hooper, co-founder of the Days for Girls Charity, who shared with us the impact of period poverty. Have a listen below:

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