January 27th, 2020Daylesford’s Days for Girls helping women
DAYS for Girls Daylesford, supported by Daylesford Rotary, recently came together to pack 50 menstrual kits to be sent to Vanuatu for young women.
Days for Girls International is an award-winning non-government organisation that is changing the status quo through quality menstrual care solutions, health education and income-generation opportunities. In 11 years it has reached more than 1.5 million women and girls in more than 125 countries on six continents.
In 2019 Worldwide DfG provided 46,221 kits to World Vision for the Refugee Project. Australian Teams contributed 12,543 kits to the project. That’s 12,543 refugee girls who will be able to manage their period with dignity each month.
Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, seeding social enterprises, mobilising volunteers and innovating solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls.
The DfG Kits are recognised as a world leader in responding to menstrual health challenges. They are uniquely tailored to the cultural, environmental, and physical needs of the women and girls of each country and last up to three years, saving money and helping the environment.
Daylesford DfG has been meeting monthly since June 2019 and all components for the kits have been sewn by volunteers. Each kit takes about two and a half hours to sew and costs around $11 to produce.
Daylesford DfG was given a seeding grant by Daylesford Rotary to purchase its first supply of materials.
To get involved, contact Terri on firstname.lastname@example.org or to make a donation go to CommBank, BSB 064-032, account number 1018 1408.
All donations are tax deductible.