Each woman spends approximately 7 years of her life menstruating! Yet how much attention do we, as a society pay, to this critical time, each month in the lives of our sisters, mothers and daughters?
The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is paying attention.
Tragically, in India more than 75% of girls have to stay home on the 5-7 days a month of their menstrual cycles,
and nearly 1 in 5 girls end up dropping out of school entirely at puberty (UNICEF).
Simply because they do not have access to menstrual supplies that enable them to leave their homes, or because they don’t have access to menstrual hygiene and health education to even know how to properly take care of themselves during their period. Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is committed to ensuring that girls receive the education and empowerment to navigate these days of their lives with pride not shame, with joy not sorrow, with personal power not helplessness.