Oct 2019

Put an end to period shaming

Posted by Ethiopiaid on Friday 25th October 2019

A period shouldn't stop a girl's education. You can make sure it doesn't.

Every $5 a month you give buys a reusable sanitary pack and ensures one more girl can complete her education

When 14-year-old Frah got her period for the first time, it was almost the end of her education:

“I was in school the first time… I didn’t know what was happening and I stained my dress – everyone stared at me and the boys started to tease me – it felt like I had done something bad. I was so embarrassed I ran straight home but the boys followed me and started shouting and taunting.”

When 14-year-old Frah got her period for the first time, it was almost the end of her education

In rural Ethiopia, up to 98% of girls like Frah lack access to sanitary products. They are expensive and difficult to find. Girls are forced to use whatever materials are available such as grass, leaves, old rags or nothing at all.

Frah felt so humiliated and ashamed that she told her mother she was never going back to school.

“I stayed at home for a month, when I finally had the courage to return to school I was quieter in class, had fallen behind and had to work extra to catch up.’’

Many girls are not as brave as Frah and never return to school.

It shouldn’t be this way. And for $5 today it doesn’t have to be.
 


What’s included in a $5 Dignity Period sanitary pack?

  • 4 reusable pads

  • 2 pairs of underwear

  • And the difference between a young girl having an education and a bright future… Or being destined to an early marriage and child pregnancy, unable to escape the cycle of poverty

 

It's a simple solution and you can be part of it today.

Every $5 you give buys a reusable sanitary pack and ensures one more girl can complete her education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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