On this International Women’s Day, let me tell you about The Mooncatcher Project. They make and donate menstrual kits so girls can go to school. In some of these countries, underwear is a luxury, let alone disposable pads. This kit includes a carrier that can be written without underwear and comes with three reusable, washable absorbent pads plus a way to carry the used one home and wash it. I only learned about this earlier this week and I’m so excited by this project. Each kit costs $5 to make and cost nothing for the girls who receive them. Check them out and help if you can either by making kits or by donating money.
March is Women’s History Month. And today is International Women’s Day. The earliest observance of a Women’s Day was February 28, 1909, and was adopted by the UN in 1975 with its first official International Women’s Day. There are several groups that observe and celebrate women with media, books, and activities.
It is commemorated throughout the world with a day of protest and/or a day of celebration, depending on where you are and where it got its start.
The UN declares a theme yearly and the theme for 2019 is Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.
Who are the women who inspire you?
Here’s to strong women:
May we know them,
May we be them,
May we raise them.