How can a menstrual pad stop human trafficking?

THRIVE Project: 
Restoring Dignity for Adolescent
Girls One Month at a Time

War-affected adolescent girls living in refugee camps often do not have access to basic hygiene items—especially menstrual products. Not having these necessities actually can prevent a girl from attending school, which puts her at risk for ending up on the streets and falling prey to human traffickers. It’s a vicious cycle we hope to break with our innovative THRIVE Project.

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The ChildVoice THRIVE Project teaches girls in refugee settlements how to sew and use reusable menstrual pad kits, and educates them about women's health and emotional wellness.

By teaching these young girls how to care for themselves physically and emotionally, as well as giving them something as simple as reusable sanitary pads, they are empowered to attend school and thus avoid being vulnerable to manipulation and sexual violence. By getting an education, each girl will have the tools she needs to succeed in life—and that can make all the difference in the world.

This project also utilizes volunteers who work together in groups to cut out and sew the kits, which then will be sent over to the more than 1,300 girls ChildVoice currently serves in refugee settlements in northern Uganda and in the IDP camps in Northeast Nigeria.


Two ways you can get involved:

volunteer

If you can cut fabric or sew a simple pattern, you have the skills we need! Bring your friends and your sewing machines and have a volunteer day right at your own location. Contact Krista Brown by emailing krista.brown@childvoice.org for more info.

Donate

Give today and help fund this important project!