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Period poverty affects women and girls all over the world.

Access to sanitary products, and the right to manage menstruation without shame or stigma is essential for anyone who menstruates. But for many, this is not a reality. This is not just a potential health risk - it can also mean women and girls’ education, well-being, and sometimes entire lives are affected. The inability to effectively manage menstruation contributes to absences of up to 4-5 school days each month, equating to as much as 20% of the academic year lost, simply due to menstruation. Eventually, many of these girls drop out of school entirely, increasing their likelihood of teen pregnancy health complications and early marriage, and further limiting their future career and economic opportunities. 

PMDD & Me CIC, in collaboration with St Margaret's Life Hope Foundation, are working with a village in Lamu County, Kenya to turn this around.

With your support we will:

  • Provide sustainable, reusable sanitary wear for all girls and women in the community alongside a programme of education relating to menstrual hygiene, natural family planning, and menstrual disorders
  • Deliver education for all members of the community to break the stigma surrounding menstruation. This includes all women, girls, men, elders, chief and teachers 

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£130.00 raised of £600.00 target by 8 supporters

£130.00 donated and £0.00 in GiftAid

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From 8th August 2020. Until 30th October 2020.

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PMDD & Me Menstrual Health Appeal from PMDD & Me CIC

Period poverty affects women and girls all over the world.

Access to sanitary products, safe, hygienic spaces in which to use them, and the right to manage menstruation without shame or stigma is essential for anyone who menstruates. But for many, this is not a reality. This is not just a potential health risk - it can also mean women and girls’ education, well-being, and sometimes entire lives are affected. The inability to effectively manage menstruation contributes to absences of up to 4-5 school days each month, equating to as much as 20% of the academic year lost, simply due to menstruation. Eventually many of these girls drop out of school entirely, increasing their likelihood of teen pregnancy health complications and early marriage, and further limiting their future career and economic opportunities. 

PMDD & Me CIC, in collaboration with St Margaret's Life Hope Foundation, are working with a village in Lamu County, Kenya to turn this around.

With your support we will:

  • Provide sustainable, reusable sanitary wear for all girls and women in the community alongside a programme of education relating to menstrual hygiene, natural family planning, and menstrual disorders
  • Deliver education for all members of the community to break the stigma surrounding menstruation. This includes all women, girls, men, elders, chief and teachers

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  • Mon, September 28 2020, 7:00 PM : We are proud to announce our 2021 Wellness Retreats. Join us in the heart of the New Forest and empower yourself in self-care of your reproductive health. Register your interest now: https://t.co/YnwlMPR5Mb https://t.co/yNpdL6i4NB
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  • Tue, September 15 2020, 8:08 PM : Tune in tomorrow morning at 7.45am as our very own Alice Girling talks to @BBCRadioSolent about how we are working to #EndPeriodPoverty and empower advocacy in reproductive health #periods #pmddpeeps https://t.co/SNfFHoCFUS