TELL HER SHE MATTERS

 

 

Help us raise funds for 350 Dignity Kits

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tell her she matters

MEHE VILLAGE, CAMEROON 

 

 

A SILENT CRISIS

In Méhé, women and girls are systematically excluded from day-to-day activities, being sometimes even forbidden to cook. Why, you ask?

Because of myths and taboos surrounding periods.

In a place where agriculture and trading are the main sources of income, menstrual products have no place in the household budget. Many women rely on rags, newspapers, banana leaves, and old clothing.

So when they menstruate, they stay home, secluded.

Mehe women

Shame and secrecy are impacting women's health and keeping them from working and studying.

Put a stop to gender-based poverty.

Our Better Life for Girls project educates communities about menstrual and reproductive health.

Good Neighbors organizes girls' clubs and training sessions to promote personal hygiene. One of the biggest goals of this project is to provide a safe place for women to discuss menstruation and ask questions, creating learning opportunities in a judgment-free environment. Whole communities are involved, including men.

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Explanation of the contents of the menstrual hygiene kit

DIGNITY KITS

During educational talks, the Good Neighbors team creates demonstrations that are easy to follow.

Men are encouraged to participate to understand what women's bodies go through during menstruation and how vital it is to maintain good menstrual hygiene.

Women and girls are empowered to become active ambassadors in their communities.

 

One of the first steps is to distribute Dignity Kits, with soap, menstrual bracelets, pairs of underwear, and reusable pads.

By the end of the year, we want to be able to raise enough money to cover kits for all 350 women and girls in our program in Cameroon.

Can you donate $14.99 for one Dignity Kit today?

Menstrual Health Infographics

Help women break open the silence.