Menstrual Facts and Fiction
January 5, 2018
Menstrual Health
January 5, 2018

My Body#NoShame

Our book My Body #NoShame is available.

The global community has a 2017 Menstrual Hygiene Management Agenda and Dignity Dreams is proud to announce it’s educational book – My Body #NoShame.

The international community of which Dignity Dreams is a part has a 2017 agenda. This includes the following four asks:

  • Provide education on menstrual hygiene so that women and girls feel confident and are empowered to make informed decisions about how they manage their menstruation.
  • Integrate menstrual hygiene education into national curricula, policies and programmes for adolescents .
  • Promote education for boys, men, mothers, teachers, health workers and other professionals, so they can help break negative social norms and provide accurate information and support.
  • Enable girls to stay in school by ensuring access to hygienic menstrual products, adequate toilets, water and disposal options.

These asks are vitally important.

Menstrual hygiene management can positively impact on our economy.

For every 1% of women who complete secondary school  education (ages 11 to 16) the annual per capita economic growth increases by 0.3%. These girls will marry later and have less children. They also have better maternal health with healthier children who receive better education.

For each additional year in school, a woman’s earnings in her lifetime increases between 10 to 20%.

The taboos and myths run very deep. We need to speak openly about how and why. We have to address the issues that impact on self esteem, education and health. Men and women alike!

At Dignity Dreams we need all the help we can get to reach as many girls we can with real information through the Book and the Sanitary packs. Each pack contains 6 washable sanitary pads, panties, washing instructions and a draw string bag for storage and zip lock bags for storing soiled pads. The pads have been absorbency approved by the SABS for 4 years.

Think about that, your donation can change a girl’s whole future. Click Here to DONATE TODAY!

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