Ethiopiaid

Help Give A Teenage Girl Her Dignity Back

Working with our partner Dignity Period, Ethiopiaid is committed to changing attitudes to menstruation in Tigray schools and communities, supporting girls to stay in education by offering, clean, safe and sustainable access to sanitary packs.

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It ran from 8:26 PM, 9 May 2017 to 12:00 AM, 1 January 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (802353)

Amount raised

£8,761

Donations

571

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

In the Tigray region of Ethiopia 98% of girls lack access to sanitary products which are expensive and difficult to find. Girls are forced to use whatever materials are available such as grass, leaves, old rags or nothing at all.

Solution

Dignity Period focuses on changing attitudes to menstruation in both Tigray and Afar schools and communities, supporting girls to stay in education. Working with a local enterprise, which employs more than 40 local women, they produce and distribute reusable sanitary packs which include soap, pads and underwear.