#NoMoreWhisperingPeriod – Let’s Talk Period
Inspire Women and Children, has been offering trainings on how to make reusable sanitary pads as well as helping communities to make affordable, washable, reusable menstrual pads as part of work to develop and to create sustainable access to menstrual products.
Let’s Talk Period
Schoolgirls in Zimbabwe who can’t afford to buy disposable sanitary pads miss five days of school per month on average. That’s three months a year! This means they fall behind in a way they can never catch up.
Many women who can’t afford to buy sanitary towels can’t go to work during their period, which means they miss out on income. Also, disposable sanitary towels have a huge impact on the environment.
We are changing cultural taboos by openly talking about periods, through quality menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generating opportunities that give back days of opportunity and health.
Inspire Women and Children provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternatives she can count on month after month — along with vital health education.
For many girls and women in Zimbabwe, disposable sanitary towels are a luxury article. They are available, but often unaffordable. Many girls cannot afford sanitary pads, leading them to improvise and use rags, newspapers, weeds, cow dung and leaves to absorb menstruation blood compromising their health.
Menstrual taboos are crippling girls’ self-esteem and negatively impacting on their lives in Zimbabwe