Menstruation among African tribes is still a taboo subject. We want to make you aware that menstruation is a normal thing. We start with learning to sew reusable sanitary pads together, and this is just the beginning of the change!
Did you know that one of the most important reasons that prevent girls from coming to school and women from going to work is the menstrual period?
WHAT WE DO?
- We educate young women in the field of menstruation
- We debunk myths and stereotypes that are present in African countries and that are not consistent with medical facts
- We sew reusable sanitary pads together
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
- Access to personal hygiene products, including menstrual hygiene, is a fundamental human right. Soap and toilet paper are hygiene items available in every toilet. What is the difference between a sanitary pad, an insert or a tampon? Why is it not widely available in many places.
- African countries continue to experience poverty and menstrual exclusion on a large scale.
- Menstrual poverty is a wide problem – related both to the lack of access to hygiene measures, to information on menstruation and to the stigma, taboo and shame
Why making menstrual hygiene products freely available to women in all ages is so hard?
One of the biggest hindrances comes from the fact that the subject of menstruation is taboo. And when it is finally discussed, it is overshadowed by some negative cultural beliefs.
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The details of the project
If we acted alone, we wouldn’t be able to do so many good things. Meet our Partners, Volunteers, People of goodwill, thanks to whom this project can take real shape.
Continuation of the project
Our dream is to continue this project on a larger scale. We see real needs that we want to respond to with our actions. However, to do this, we need your support.
Currently, our biggest problem is sewing machines – the ones that were used during the campaign were rented by us. Unfortunately, due to the poor access to electricity on site, they must be machines that work efficiently without the use of electricity, using leg power. So if you would like to help us in continuing the action, or know someone who could help us – please send us a message. We will be happy to continue our project!