Why Tackling Period Stigma Is Necessary For Ending Period Inequality
In the last several years, we’ve seen a tremendous rise in conversations and activism around period inequality, which typically refers to the lack of access to menstrual care products and facilities in low- and middle-income communities, in addition to among the incarcerated and those suffering from homelessness. Many studies have shown that in some countries, being unable to afford or get access to period supplies can directly affect girls’ and women’s educational and economic opportunities, with girls in certain cultures opting to skip class on their menstruation days or even drop out of school because there’s no affordable or accessible way to manage their bleeding.
6,000 Girls in 27 Countries Have A Promising Future Because of This Woman
On a typical weekday morning, you would expect to find a pre-teen girl sitting in a middle school classroom. You would not expect to find her working on a factory floor. But in Cambodia, the latter is the reality for many girls who, at as young as 10 and 11, are pulled out of school to begin working factory jobs. With limited education and employment prospects, they are likely to remain there for the rest of their lives, never earning more than $112 USD each month. But for one young Cambodian girl named Sway Lynn, the story was different.
The Importance of Listening to the Experts
In the nonprofit sector, creating meaningful solutions is essential for success. Partnering with others – particularly academics and industry experts – can be extremely valuable in helping to advise, provide context, measure and validate the results of a nonprofit’s work. And while it’s certainly beneficial to surround yourself with such expertise, a critical component of continued success is to first and foremost listen to the real experts: the people whom your organization serves.
Out & About: Charity Pursuits and Coastal Happenings
GLOW GALA – Dozens of candles, golden curtains and vases filled with white orchids came together to create an elegant and warm, glowing ambience in the ballroom at The Resort at Pelican Hill for the first gala of Global GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), a nonprofit founded by Laguna Beach resident Kylie Schuyler; about 250 supporters attended the event.
Cambodian Reading Clubs Promote Female Friendships
At the Doris Dillon School in Sangker Doch, Cambodia, Jennifer Estrada is having trouble teaching dance. Not a specific dance, just the concept of dance. A silly, short dance is a key component of one of Global G.L.O.W. and HerStory’s warm-up exercises — meant to get the girls in the after-school reading program comfortable enough with one another to discus the story they read for this month’s meeting.
2 Santa Ana teens run ‘anxiety camp’ to help other girls dealing with common mental health issue
SANTA ANA As Dinah Martinez walked to a girls mentorship program brainstorming ideas for a summer camp project late last year, her NOVA Academy schoolmate Janet Martinez brought up an issue that hit close to home.
“She started talking about her anxiety, and that’s how I told her that I was struggling with the same things that she was going through,” Dinah Martinez, 17, recounted. “So we both decided to do a mental health camp to help other people.”
The unrelated girls, Santa Ana residents who on June 13 graduated from high school, brought their camp idea to Global G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World). The Santa Ana-based nonprofit awarded them a $5,000 grant to put on the camp for other teenage girls.