Removing the Stigma of Menstruation
“Days for Girls works to eliminate the stigma and limitations associated with menstruation so that women and girls have improved health, education and livelihoods. To date, we have reached over 3 million women and girls with our life-changing menstrual health solutions.”From the Days for Girls website
In 2008, Celeste Mergens began Days for Girls to address the lack of feminine hygiene products in many countries. She also brought education to girls and women regarding menstruation, hygiene and safety. Blessman International, based in Iowa, joined in this effort in 2014, and in 2015 Deb Lacock started a group at Wayne Zion to sew feminine hygiene kits from the pattern developed by these ministries. This dedicated group of Wayne Zion women continues with a sewing day once a month. Learn more about Days for Girls and the important benefit this sustainable solution brings to girls and women in developing countries.