A period should end a sentence,

not a girl’s

education.®

THE ISSUE

Menstruators around the world, especially in low income communities, often face a lack of access to menstrual products. Without proper sanitary supplies, they may resort to using newspapers, dirty rags, and even leaves to manage their periods.1 The combination of period poverty, stigmatization, and inadequate reproductive and sexual health education has major consequences for menstruators’ wellbeing. It can also prevent menstruators from staying in school, thereby ending their education.2

OUR MISSION

The Pad Project’s mission is to create and cultivate local and global partnerships to end period stigma and to empower women and all menstruators worldwide.

Around the world 2.3 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services.3
WHAT WE DO

The Pad Project takes a multi-pronged approach to achieving menstrual equity by combining pad machines or washable pad programs with community partnerships and sexual and reproductive health education. We are also combating period poverty in the U.S. by providing school districts and grassroots organizations across the country with grants to purchase bulk menstrual supplies. Click here to learn more!

 

Arka Initiative, Sri Lanka

 

Ahadi Pads, Kenya

 

Inua Dada Foundation, Kenya

 

SumArth, India

 

Sierra Leone Rising, Sierra Leone

 

Sierra Leone Rising, Sierra Leone

 

Desai Foundation, India

 

Desai Foundation, India

 

Pencils of Promise, Ghana

 

Sierra Leone Rising, Sierra Leone

 

Plan for the Villages, Uganda

 

SumArth, India

 

No More Secrets MBS, United States

 

I Support the Girls, United States

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