Can you imagine, being a teen, experiencing the changes of puberty, already grappling with trying to understand and adapt to your growing self, yet on top of that, not having the basic necessities to provide necessary ease throughout this transition of maturation? Well, this is the case for every girl at the age of puberty living in the internally displaced City of Shalom.
These are the IDP Girls, currently residing in displacement camps after tribal wars in East Africa, and have made this place their home since 2008. This living situation is one of abject poverty; and sadly, these girls do not have the much needed feminine care products that every woman so desperately needs each month to feel clean and confidently secure enough to carry out daily activity.
These young girls, go without…and miss out; just by virtue of their womanhood. Many are forced to remain home from school because of the lack of accessibility to feminine care products; resulting in drop-outs and pregnancy for many.
NO young woman going through puberty should be kept from her education for lack of the basic necessities every woman around the globe should have readily accessible to her in endless quantities and of superior quality.
The #FearlessGirl Sanitary Supply Campaign ensures that every girl will receive adequate sanitary towels, soap and underwear to sustain her over and above her needs, freeing her to focus on her education; in addition to educating her on hygiene, health & menstruation fully equipping her to walk boldly in her femininity