Days for Girls Uganda
Empowering women and girls through menstrual hygiene kits and education
The enterprise partners with local organisations to train women in producing and distributing soap and menstrual hygiene kits. The innovative design of the kits uses locally sourced materials that can last for up to three years, can be washed with little water, and fold out to look like handkerchiefs when drying.
After training, members of the partner organisations become ambassadors for women’s health and hygiene services, providing both products and vital health knowledge at the community level.
Mothers are encouraged to participate in production and can access on-site childcare. The sewing and distribution options for local partners generate income opportunities for women and communities.
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation collaborates with the enterprise on several training projects and supports with monitoring and evaluation.
Days for Girls International developed and patented the menstrual hygiene kits, and provides umbrella support to affiliate enterprises.
Days for Girls USA has generated 50% of the enterprise’s operational budget with funds raised from small foundations, individuals, and awards.
National Menstrual Hygiene Management Steering Committee is a coalition of stakeholders advocating for the inclusion of menstrual hygiene at the national and policy level.
The 2015 SEED Gender Equality Award is supported by the international law firm, Hogan Lovells.
The 2015 SEED Gender Equality Award is supported by adelphi, an independent think tank and policy consultancy.