What if 50 cents could change the future?
If you could help keep a girl in school for just 50 cents a month, would you give?
Too many adolescent girls throughout the developing world miss as much as a week of school every month simply because they cannot afford sanitary supplies during their menstrual periods. This disruption to their education reduces the likelihood that these young women will pursue higher education and careers that can ...See More
In 2001, the World Bank published a study concluding that gender equality is essential to reducing global poverty, as it produces spillover effects by elevating women, their families and communities, in turn impacting the economy of nations.
As Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide states, "The oppression of women worldwide is the human rights cause of our time. And their liberation could help solve many of the world's problems, from poverty to child mortality to terrorism."
50 Cents Period is a grassroots effort among women to raise awareness of the issues related to menstruation for girls and women in developing countries and to raise funds to:
• Purchase sanitary products for women and girls in need
• Build toilets at schools
• Provide incinerators
• Create inter-generational dialogue
• Facilitate health education for girls and women
To learn more about 50 Cents Period and how you can get involved or donate, please visit our website at http://www.50centsperiod.org/,