Education is a human right, not a luxury.
Full stop. Period.
More than 800 million women menstruate daily. But globally, at least 500 million lack proper access to menstrual hygiene facilities.
projects running in Ghana.
Proper Menstrual Health Management (MHM) is at the forefront of our work because if done correctly, not only will it prevent unnecessary health problems and infections, it will also promote equality of the sexes, education and economic growth at both a local and national level.
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Why MHM Matters.
A Solution: The Cup
Around the world girls find it increasingly difficult to buy sanitary items every month due to the cost. As a result, girls skip school or use unhygienic alternatives.
Not only that, but we have also found that girls in some villages are having sex in order to get the necessary funds to buy pads. This not only endangers their lives but also is very damaging to their dignity.
1 in 10 girls in Africa miss school because of their period.
We believe that the cup is the perfect solution. The cup is a sanitary item which is inserted. Upon insertion it lasts up to 12 hours - meaning girls can have worry free school days. Moreover, a single cup lasts up to 10 years thus removing the economic constraints of a period.
We have already started work in the Volta Region of Ghana.
We will continue to distribute more cups to young women and girls so that they remain in education, maintain their dignity and so that they can grow into the powerful women they deserve to be.
This is a small but growing initiative in need of your help and support.
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WHO WE ARE
Founded by two teens, PeriodLink is a non-profit organisation created to help women achieve their maximum potential through advocacy and on the ground work. We also focus on contributing to a more sustainable world.