Press Release – Days for Girls International (DfGI) is preparing for a global celebration of girls and menstruation, coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2018. Over the course of just 28 days, DfGI is set to reach 100,000 women and girls in 25 countries and 4 continents with menstrual health solutions.
At least 500 million women and girls around the world lack access to adequate resources for managing menstruation, often leaving them susceptible to forced school dropout rates, poverty, early childhood marriage and sexual exploitation. This international celebration will work to bring the solutions needed to ensure health, safety and opportunity for all.
Days for Girls not only provides affordable, sustainable menstrual health solutions to women and girls worldwide, but also works to inspire communities to shatter the stigma and taboo surrounding menstruation, empowering women to pursue educational, economic and leadership opportunities.
We strive to contribute to the global solutions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including those related to poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, health and conservation. This global girls festival celebrates giving back more days to girls—more days to gain a better education and improved health while restoring hope and dignity.
The festival will commence on October 5th, culminating 28 days later, marking Days for Girls International’s 10th birthday on November 1st. Throughout the month of October, our global network of over 50,000 Days for Girls volunteers, 850 Chapters, Teams, and Clubs, and 97 Enterprises, will work to make, assemble, and distribute sustainable reusable menstrual health kits, alongside delivery of women’s health education in 18 nations.
DfGI will celebrate by sharing stories of the women and girls whose lives have been changed with access to menstrual care, DfGI leaders worldwide, and the partners who support their efforts. These stories and features will be shared on Days for Girls International’s social media on October 11, 2018 for 28 hours starting at 12 AM PST.
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