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This week while I have been staying with my sister in law she has been keeping me busy helping her sew and overlock fabric for a program she is involved in called “Days for Girls”. The program makes Feminine Hygiene kits for girls and women in countries that do not have access to Sanitary items during that time of the month. The kit provides Reusable Sanitary Napkins that are made from a combination of flannellette fabric and cotton (essentially the same prinicipal as a cloth nappy). I am so impressed with the program that when I return home I am going to join a local group and make a kit for myself. Want to know more search Google for Days for Girls.


Posted by Lori-Anne, 20th February 2016


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  • Such a great initiative, I plan to look into it and see if perhaps I can help

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  • thanks for the heads up about this great campaign

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  • Very practical. I can’t sew but will look into the other options to help.

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  • Thankyou Ladies for your interest. It is a great initiative. There are lots of ways to get involved. Each kit not only contains the reusable pads but a face washer, small soap (like the ones that you get from hotels, 2 pairs of underwear. They are packed in snap lock bags then into a pretty draw string bag. Donations of new face washers, soaps and underwear, material to make the bags, the pad liners and pad covers are very welcomed. You can also get involved in sewing and packing days if you have a local branch or make donations. Google Days for Girls Australia.

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  • A fantastic initiative. I just googled it and this is something I would love to get involved with. I am not great at sewing but will definitely look at how else I can help! Thanks for alerting us to it.

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  • That’s fantastic! What a great way to help women. Access to feminine hygiene products is indeed not available in different countries.


    • It just seems unbelievable that girls and women do not have access to sanitary products – it is deplorable. I am pleased with initiatives in this country and other countries to address this issue.

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  • What a great idea! I hadn’t heard of it before. Thanks for sharing, and good on you!

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  • Thanks for sharing your story and for the information on this initiative. Women and girls everywhere should have easy and available access to sanitary products and menstrual care.

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  • Sounds like a great initiative. I will google it for sure. Thanks.

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  • Its great to see there are people out there to do what they can for people less fortunate than we are. I think we take our trip to the shops to buy for our monthly needs forgranted and forget that not every one can afford the luxury we do. Its a great idea for a way to help with spare time a person may have.

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