Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women

by Days for Girls International
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women
Menstrual Dignity for Refugee Women

Project Report | May 30, 2017
You did it! Reaching women and girls at Kyangwali Refugees Camp

By Celeste Mergens | Founder / CEO Days for Girls International

Days for Girls Kits of their own thanks to you
Days for Girls Kits of their own thanks to you

You did it!  Thanks to donors like you just under 1,300 Days for Girls Kits were distributed to refuges the week before last in the Kyangwali refuge camp in Uganda. That's a lot of girls and women and some of the four distribution groups, out of necessity, were bigger than usual. But the girls and women were very attentive. 

I don't often get to go on Distributions myself, but I was thrilled to be in the country and able to personally see your donations and women's health education received by these women and girls. I expected to see tents housing the 40,000+ people in Insingiro, Uganda. You and I know that more than 1300 Days for Girls kits is a LOT of women and girls with more days of opportunity and health. But the scale of need there was great with refugees from Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya who are not just camped out, they are getting resettled. I am happy to report that the camp was organized and we were happy to see many had been given resources to build mud brick homes. We were impressed by the attentiveness shown by the women and girls in the large groups that gathered in four different areas to learn from Days for Girls Ambassador of Women's Health educators and receive Days for Girls Kits of their own. At one point, one outdoor distribution group got very anxious that they might not each receive one. It is clear how much they mean to them. But since there were so many languages, English was not translated at all. One young woman who had just had a baby said that she had "suffered not having anything but a small cloth. Nnow she could take better care of my new baby." I wish I had more quuotes to share, but English was the least spoken of the many languages used that day.  I can tell you the universal languages they used: After receiving their health education they lined up eagerly and when they received their DfG Kits, smiled, curtseyed and laughed. The gifts of knowledge, greater opportunity and health are tangible.

The best news? Thanks to your support, 3000 more DfG Kits are ready to go and now we can reach even more of them in just a few weeks. Stay tuned for the next update. Thank you for all making it possible.

Classroom distribution at the camp
Classroom distribution at the camp
Smiles with a DfG Kit of her own
Smiles with a DfG Kit of her own
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Feb 27, 2017
Finding Opportunity In Unexpected Places

By Libby Daghlian | Program Director - Africa & Middle East

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Location: Mount Vernon, WA - USA
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Tessa Bryant
Mount Vernon , WA United States
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