NCJWA NSW is launching an exciting new project producing and distributing reusable sanitary kits for women in developing countries.
Millions of girls of menstruation age miss a week of school each month because they do not have the funds to buy sanitary towels and tampons. This equates to almost 3 months a year and leads to loss of dignity and significant gaps in their education. As a result these girls often drop out of school completely. Girls are forced to use bits of old fabric, newspaper or bark and this can lead to infection and shame. This problem has a solution that leads to better school attendance, empowerment and joy for this special biological time in each girl’s life.
Grandmothers, mothers, daughters and men, please join us on Sunday 4th March as we partner with DAYS FOR GIRLS, Beecroft, to learn about the program and make the kits.