What happens when we ignore girls' and women's aspirations and needs?
A NEGATIVE CHAIN REACTION
FOR A GIRL: Without menstrual management, girls become prisoners in their own bodies. Meaning that girls are isolated and confined to their homes, making it difficult for them to attend and participate in school.
FOR THE COMMUNITY: Preventing a girl from receiving an education not only affects her, but also her community. It promotes social inequality, marginalization and poverty.
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Generic disposable alternatives often contain added perfumes and chemicals that may unnecessarily put a girl's developing body at risk. They are inaccessible to low income households and produce an immense amount of non-biodegradable waste.