Dignity Kits for Women and Girls
“There is no doubt that Islam came to honour to the woman, guard her, protect her from the wolves of mankind, secure her rights and raise her status.” – Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Secure the rights of women and girls faced with crisis, guard their dignity and offer them the protection they need.
Donate a Dignity Kit today, and fight period poverty in the developing world!
Fighting Period Poverty, One Dignity Kit at a Time!
Food, water, shelter and medical aid are first priorities in any humanitarian crisis and with good reason, but this often means that the crucial hygiene needs of women and girls are overlooked.
This oversight and the absence of basic feminine hygiene products leaves women and girls feeling embarrassed and anxious in times of disaster, conflict and crisis. Menstruation doesn’t stop when disaster strikes; women shouldn’t be forced to put their life on pause due to period poverty.
Many women and girls turn to unsafe methods and unhygienic materials, such as newspapers, dirty rags or mud, when they have no access to sanitary products or undergarments. This can result in major health issues such as urinary tract infections, toxic shock syndrome and reproductive problems.
You can protect women’s health and dignity, for just £50.
Protect Women from Sexual Violence
In addition to health and hygiene concerns, many women and girls face the threat of violence or assault in crises. The UN states that during disasters and displacement all forms of violence against women increase, due to the breakdown of normal protection services and support.
These injustices need to end, and with your support, we can make feminine hygiene and safety the priority they deserve to be!
Penny Appeal is helping women and girls maintain their dignity, safety and securing their rights to proper hygiene while displaced or in times of disaster through our Dignity Kits.
Dignity Kits allow girls go to school and continue to learn whilst on their periods, offer the protection that women need to feel safe leaving their homes for work and make sure that victims of natural disasters, war and poverty can keep their dignity during difficult times.
Our Work So Far
So far, we have delivered over 2,460 dignity kits to women and girls in Indonesia and Bangladesh, providing them with all the sanitary items they require, including a reusable bucket, sanitary napkins, soap, laundry bars, bras and underwear, clothing, a head scarf, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a solar lantern and sandals.
Every Dignity Kit is assembled to meet the specific needs of women and girls, and are packed with useful items to support their comfort and security. The items in each Dignity Kit vary depending on the area of distribution and the type of crisis these women are living through, but no matter the disaster these Dignity Kits promise that women and girls are able to maintain their health, happiness and dignity.
Donate a Dignity Kit today, and help women and girls maintain their dignity in every circumstance.