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.


Girls without menstruation provision are more likely to leave school at 11 years old. Research shows however, girls with an education are: 40% more likely to have kids who live to age 5 Three times less likely to contract HIV/AIDS An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10-20% An extra year […]