Lessons from the Girls in Leadership Empowerment Programme

During October, representatives of the Dignity Project (including Vicky Taylor – Free Range Chicks Founder) went to visit the Nyerzerera Primary School in Malawi and develop an understanding of the work of our ‘on the ground’ partner, GILEP. GILEP (Girls In Leadership Empowerment Programme) is an NGO which is undertaking some important and significant work […]

Dignity project launches on International Women’s Day

Dignity is a social action expression of the Free Range Chicks movement. Launched on International Women’s Day, our campaign for better menstruation management in the developing world is a key issue in the fight for women’s rights and equality. In the 21st century, it is unacceptable that millions of teenage girls are missing out on […]

Celeste Mergens speaks about Days for Girls International

Days for Girls was born in an “ah-ha moment,” for Celeste Mergens after an event in the slums of Kenya prompted the idea for a simple and sustainable solution to reversing the cycles of poverty and violence for women. Find out more about the work they do…

African Slum Journal video

A lack of sanitary pads means no school for many girls in Korogocho and other African slums. They loose four days school every month during menstruation. Not affording the pad they stay home out of embarrassment. Watch this video to learn more about this vital development issue.

Infographic: Understand the issue

2014’s Menstrual Hygiene Day published a great infographic outlining some of the key factors in this issue. You can read more about their work on their website here.