Posted on Sep 15, 2017
Changing the Game for Girls All Over the World
With 1.5 billion women of reproductive age around the world, 300 million of whom live on less than $1.25 a day, we can better understand how so many young girls miss school on the days of their period due to lack of feminine hygiene items. Getting hygiene products into the hands of the poorest girls, this simple idea has propelled Molly Mansker and her “Days for Girls” charity to center stage, and many are coming together to continue this powerful way to empower girls. Serving over 800,000 girls via 1,000 chapters and teams worldwide, Gamechanger for Girls offers sustainable hygiene solutions, health education and advocacy while building micro enterprises in the villages with the greatest need. Because 78% of new HIV infections in South Africa are happening in girls between the ages of 15-19, Molly and her team are also helping educate on HIV prevention.
 
“Bring your girl to My Girl”, a fundraiser for Molly’s charity, will be held at the My Girl Diner in Kingston on February 3. 
 
“Our goal is to offer more freedom, more control and less fear. We can actually enact change!”