In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Kriola's Professional Association (KPA) joined forces with a non-profit, Womenise.it, based in Cabo Verde, to fundraise and distribute 500 menstrual and hygiene kits and host educational workshops to high school students (ages between 12-18 years old) located in the islands of Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Boa Vista, and Maio.
Help us reach our $6000.00 fundraising goal (500 kits, each kit costs $12)
Fundraising Deadline: December 31, 2022
What is period poverty?
Period poverty is a global issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to manage their periods with dignity, sometimes due to community stigma and sanction.
It doesn't just refer to those who have no access to sanitary products - in some cases, women and girls have limited access, leading to prolonged use of the same tampons or pads, which can cause infection.
#NhaMenstruação wants to raise awareness among girls and women of the importance of talking about this subject without any shame and knowing and accepting their bodies as they have them.
Womenise.it is a movement that works to empower women and girls in many aspects of their lives; with 5 years of experiences in working with women and girls in Cabo Verde. The campaign #NhaMenstruação (My period in English) aims to end period poverty in the country; helping to provide girls in school access to reusable sanitary pads, so that they can count on good menstrual hygiene in an accessible and sustainable way and for no girl to be left behind. Similar to many other countries, many girls in Cabo Verde miss school because they do not have access to something so basic as sanitary pads.
Kriola’s Professional Association is the First Professional Association for Cabo Verdean Women. KPA’s mission is to bring together Cabo Verdean women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking, and support.