Better Life for Girls: overcoming period poverty.

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menstrual hygiene
Sensitization campaign around puberty, the menstrual cycle and hygiene
Women wearing their menstrual bracelets to help them track their cycles.
Women wearing their menstrual bracelets to help them track their cycles.

1 in 10 girls in Africa miss class because of their periods

"It's not fair we don't have the same opportunities as boys because we have to stay home so many days."

A silent crisis

In the rural village of Méhé, Cameroon, women and girls are excluded from day-to-day activities, being sometimes even forbidden to cook.

"Why?", you ask. Because of myths and taboos surrounding periods.

When you menstruate, you are considered impure.

Not only do girls suffer in silence, but they also rely on rags, newspapers, banana leaves, and old clothing. After all, in a place where agriculture and trading are the main sources of income, menstrual products have no place in the household budget.

girl uses leaves instead of pads

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 Neighbours 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 ask questions, creating learning opportunities in a judgment-free environment. Whole communities are involved, including men.

Menstruation Infographic Cameroon
Learning about feminine menstrual products with reusable pads
TOT on the menstrual Cycle

Dignity Kits

During educational talks, the Good Neighbours team creates demonstrations that are easy to follow. Participants discuss fertility, family planning, and menstrual symptoms.

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, pairs of underwear, reusable pads, and menstrual bracelets to track their periods.

Can you give $14.99 for one Dignity Kit today?

Explanation of the contents of the menstrual hygiene kit
"Men should know about menstruation too".
"Men should know about menstruation too".
Introductory session on the Generalities of menstruation
Awarding prices to the winners of games during the awareness campaign
Menstrual Hygiene kits 2
The mesntrual cycle wheel
Menstrual hygiene kit contents edit
Sketch on breking the stigma surrounding menstruation 1
Demonstration on the use of reusable pads 2

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