Days for Girls

Soroptimists of Rio Vista Support Menstrual Equity

Did you know that menstrual health and hygiene are critical factors in improving educational opportunities and livelihood outcomes for women worldwide? That cost-effective, safe, sustainable products help women and girls manage their periods and engage in livelihood activities? 

The nonprofit organization, Days for Girls, turn periods into pathways. They increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigma and limitations for women and girls.

Soroptimist International is partnering with Days for Girls by donating sustainable menstrual kits. Each Founder Region Club was asked to make two kits containing 100% cotton shields, liners (pads), underpants, soap in a wet bag, and washcloths. The kits are sent to a Soroptimist Club in Kenya near Kisumu to distribute to a local school.

The Rio Vista Club came in strong by making 15 kits! A group got together for several days of sewing at the community sewing room at Scents & Sew-ability at 321 Main to construct durable sustainable kits made to last at least three years. We are proud of the Rio Vista Soroptimists’ effort to ensure menstrual equity everywhere. Period.