Fighting Period Poverty - Days For Girls

Fighting Period Poverty - Days For Girls

04 Feb 2023

Access to personal hygiene essentials is something most of us take for granted. But not everyone is so fortunate.

We were shocked when we found out that over 500 million women and girls of reproductive age worldwide don’t have the means to properly manage their periods with health, safety, and dignity. This means that they might have to miss school or work simply because they lack proper period supplies and menstrual health education. Some even face shame and stigmatization as a result. The term used to describe this is Period Poverty and it can have a serious impact on families, communities, and nations. And it’s not just in developing countries. According to one study, 1 in 5 teenagers surveyed in the United States have struggled to afford period products.

Personal Care Products: Helping Reduce Period Poverty

For every personal care product you purchase from our website, we pledge to donate a period kit to a woman in need. We believe that menstrual health should never be a barrier to opportunity, and this initiative is our way of making a positive impact on women's lives. By choosing these products from our partners, you are investing in high-quality personal care items, but you are also helping to provide essential resources to women who might otherwise go without them. Together, we can work towards a more equitable world, where everyone has access to the basic necessities they deserve.

Personal Care Item = 1 DfG Period Kit

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All the components are reusable and each kit can last up 2 to 3 years when taken care of properly.

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Period poverty is a pressing issue that affects countless women and girls, around the world. It refers to the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products and proper sanitation facilities, due to financial constraints or limited resources. This scarcity forces many to make difficult choices between buying essential items like food and paying for menstrual products. Period poverty not only poses physical discomfort and health risks but also perpetuates a cycle of shame and stigma around menstruation.

Knowing what we now know, we couldn’t stand by and let this happen. That’s why, with each personal care item purchsed, we’ll provide a period kit to a woman who needs it through the organisation Days for Girls (DfG).

LastObject: Leading the Charge in Reusable Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

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The environmental harm caused by single-use plastics is undeniable, and LastObject is on a mission to combat it. They are dedicated to creating charming, eco-friendly, reusable alternatives for single-use plastics, aiming to curb the damage these items cause when discarded carelessly. LastObject is dedicated to protecting our planet and its oceans from the scourge of plastic pollution by offering a broad range of eco-friendly options. Their product lineup, which includes reusable makeup pads, organic cotton tissues, and other beauty items, is designed to reduce waste and promote sustainability. LastObject's steadfast commitment to a planet-first mindset drives their goal to make sustainable choices more mainstream and achievable.

Earth To You: Natural Cruelty-Free Personal Care Products

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Founded in 2017 in London by the innovative Ezgi Günyel, Earth To You is a skincare and haircare brand centered on holistic healing using organic and cruelty-free ingredients. The company employs age-old herbalism techniques to create their own plant-based extracts, allowing whole, edible botanicals to slowly release their nutrients into plant oils. These unique extracts then become the foundation of Earth To You's products. With a philosophy rooted in natural and ethical beauty, Earth To You promotes a healing approach that honors nature's purity and the healing powers of nature. Discover skincare and haircare products where each formula is carefully developed using only whole plants. The brand takes pride in offering a wide selection of organic and cruelty-free solutions skin care, or ensuring that their products are suitable for every skin type and every age group.

Dot & Lola: Setting New Standards in Ethical Hair Care

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Imagine a hair care industry where natural ingredients and ethical practices are the norm. Dot & Lola is making this vision a reality. Founded by a hair industry expert with over 20 years of experience, the brand emerged to challenge the dominance of large corporations. Motivated by personal allergies caused by chemical-based products, the founder sought a new approach to eco-friendly hair care products for all hair types. Dot & Lola's journey of research and experimentation led to plant-based skin and body care products that achieve remarkable results while respecting the planet. The brand encourages users to refill and reuse their product bottles to reduce single-use plastic waste. By focusing on plant-based ingredients, Dot & Lola ensures that each product is gentle on hair and skin, promoting natural gloss and health. Demonstrating that ethical hair care can be both effective and environmentally conscious.

Days For Girls: Life-Changing Menstrual Health Solutions

Days for Girls, a force that's truly turning periods into pathways. This extraordinary initiative is on a mission to break down the barriers that restrict women and girls due to menstruation, paving the way for better health, education, and livelihoods. Through innovative solutions, global partnerships, and the mobilization of dedicated volunteers, Days for Girls is not only increasing access to vital menstrual care but also demolishing the stigma that shrouds this natural part of life. With a track record of reaching over 3 million women and girls worldwide, their cost-effective, sustainable products empower women to manage their periods effectively and engage in everyday activities without constraints.

Their work is based on increasing access to menstrual supplies, shattering stigma through education, elevating menstrual health and advocating for global policy change. By promoting education and advocacy, they're promoting a world where menstrual health is a catalyst for positive change, advocating for it to be prioritized on a global scale, from local policies to international initiatives. With their inspiring work impacting lives in 145 countries and beyond, Days for Girls is truly turning the tide for millions of individuals. Let's join them in shattering the stigma and making a difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere.

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An Elegant, Sustainable Solution To Be Proud Of

Days for Girls Notable Achievements:

This remarkable initiative not only increases access to menstrual care and education but is dedicated to eradicating the deep-seated stigma that has long surrounded menstruation. Their goal? To uplift women, improve their health, and transform their lives.

Days for Girls has taken a multifaceted approach to this mission. They collaborate with women, communities, educators, and governments across the globe to address the taboo surrounding menstruation. By equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools to craft sustainable menstrual products and delivering comprehensive menstrual health education through their Social Enterprise program, they've laid the foundation for lasting, transformative change. Furthermore, their partnership with government bodies and advocacy groups supports menstrual health initiatives at local and national levels, creating ripple effects of progress.

Their outstanding efforts have resulted in remarkable achievements, such as launching the South African Coalition For Menstrual Health Management and enhancing public access to menstrual materials in Maryland State. Days for Girls' holistic approach has already brought dignity back to 2.6 million menstruators worldwide. And their commitment to this cause is unwavering. With their tireless dedication, they're not only changing lives but changing the narrative around menstruation for the better. Let's stand with them in their mission to empower women and restore their dignity!

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Final Words: Personal Care Items Joining the Fight Against Period Poverty

Access to basic personal hygiene is often taken for granted, but the harsh reality is that over 500 million women and girls worldwide face Period Poverty. This widespread issue, with its roots in stigma and limited access to menstrual care, transcends borders and affects lives in profound ways. To address this, we're teaming up with Days for Girls (DfG), an organization dedicated to transforming lives. With each personal care item, we're providing menstrual kits to women in need through DfG, helping to break down barriers, empower women, and restore dignity. Days for Girls has reached over 3 million women and girls in 145 countries, dismantling the stigma through education and advocacy. Join us in making a positive impact and supporting a world where menstruation is no longer a hindrance but a pathway to a brighter future, shop by purpose - fight period poverty!

Social Impact of agood company

We started agood company with a simple idea: to make the world a better place, not just for us, but for everyone and the environment. Our products are all about doing good – addressing important problems and helping communities through agood foundation. We believe that businesses can make money and do good at the same time. We follow good examples, and we hope to inspire other businesses to do the same. Take a look at our products addressing different global problems.

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