The lack of menstrual products for female school students is a major barrier to a girl’s education. Menstruation has been linked to an increase in school absenteeism rate during that time of the month.
To address this problem, Love Your Menses, Inc. and our sponsors have been supporting girls and women across the United States, West Africa, and the Caribbean by ensuring they have access to safe, quality menstrual products and period product dispensers. We have also been facilitating menstrual education workshops led by medical and public health experts.
Since April 2020, Love Your Menses has distributed period and postpartum products to girls and young women in the U.S., Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, Haiti, Sao Tome and Principe, and Kenya.
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Menstrual Education and Product Distribution
Highlights From The Community
Since April 2020, we have created and distributed over 400,000 organic cotton pads and tampons to girls and women in Boston, MA. We hope to continue supplying products for those in need.
On October 3, 2020, Love Your Menses, Inc. and our partners in Nigeria hosted a Menstrual Health Day for adolescent girls in Abuja, Nigeria. 460 girls and women were in attendance and each girl received menstrual hygiene products.
On October 19, our Love Your Menses partnered with Mbamacare Foundation in Sakuta, The Gambia distributed 3 months worth of menstrual pads to 100 girls at the Sakuta Secondary School.
Love Your Menses, Inc. is working in partnership with MAVEE MAMEI Liberia to provide menstrual hygiene products and menstrual education for school girls in Monrovia, Liberia. On August 21, 2020 we provided 125 girls across 5 schools with 3 months worth of menstrual products.
On December 11, 2020, Love Your Menses, Inc. and our partners in Haiti facilitated a menstrual health education workshop, led by Dr. Carine Antoine, MD, for adolescent girls in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 70 girls were in attendance and each girl received a gift bag with menstrual products.
On January 28, our Kenyan partner, Africomm Development Centre, and Love Your Menses hosted another Keep A Girl In School (KAGIS) menstrual wellness education and product distribution outreach at PCEA Mariango Primary School in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya for ALL students (girls and boys) and their guardians.