Women around the world would agree that getting their period is anything but easy. But for women and girls living as refugees, it has an unparalleled set of challenges. This Gift for Peace will provide a woman in Ethiopia with a dignity kit containing everything she needs to manage her period, including locally sourced sanitary napkins, water containers and soap.
Many refugee women in Ethiopia are impoverished and frequently experience ‘period poverty’ where they are unable to access basic essentials like sanitary napkins.
Many of the women involved in this project are also survivors of sexual or gender-based violence or live with a disability. This life-changing gift will provide a refugee with a dignity kit containing everything she needs to manage her period, including sanitary napkins, water containers, soap and more.
Soraya¹ (pictured) fled to Ethiopia with her children. Not only is Soraya a strong mother, she is also a refugee and sexual violence survivor:
“I am strong because I know I have help”
This Gift for Peace will not only provide women and girls with practical items to live with dignity, but it will also bring them a glimmer of hope.
¹Soraya’s name has been changed to protect her identity as a refugee.
Photo: Ben Littlejohn/Act for Peace