Every Woman Deserves The Right To Dignity. Period.
Support BWHI’s Positive Period! Campaign On Giving Tuesday!
Pledge to Stand with the Black Women’s Health Imperative in Support of the Positive Period Campaign
Help us build a culture of pride around our periods.
The Black Women’s Health Imperative has been working hard to build awareness about menstrual product insecurities through our Positive Period! Campaign. The campaign aims to address this challenge among marginalized women, women who are poor, homeless, detained, or incarcerated, as well as among low-income school girls, who are unable to buy menstrual supplies.
Is this really an issue? YES!
- A recent survey of low-income women in the St. Louis area published by Obstetrics & Gynecology found that 64 percent of the women surveyed had been unable to afford period products during the previous year and 21 percent experienced this problem on a monthly basis. Almost half had times during the past year when they had to choose between food and period products.
- Low income high school girls miss on average 2-3 days of school each month in the US, and these young women share the stigma of menstrual insecurity and its effect on their education in common with girls in Rwanda.
The generous support of our donors will help us donate a minimum of 2,000 menstrual cups to women and girls in Kigali, Rwanda and in select cities in the United States.
Here’s How You Can Help:
Help Create Awareness
As a donor or supporter of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, we ask that you download a pledge card below and post it on your social networks while tagging us (@blkwomenshealth on Instagram/Twitter and facebook).
Now more than ever, we must tear down the walls of shame and stigma that keep us from living our best, healthy and whole lives, and building a culture of pride around our periods is vital to this goal.
We are confident that we can count on your support!
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