In 2017, Ladybug for Girls began its first global outreach initiative in Bong County, Liberia, West Africa at the ICF Mission of Hope boarding school. Since then we have expanded our efforts to include other schools and rural underserved communities in both Africa and India. The global outreach policies of the Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc. are inspired by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and are now informed by the successive Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG) #3 Good Health and Wellbeing, #4 Quality Education, #5 Gender Equality, #6 Clean Water and Sanitation, #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth and #12 Responsible Consumption and Production of the 17 Goals to Transform the World. Ladybug for Girls holistically advocates for improved health and wellness for women and girls both locally and globally.
We regard girls as consultants about the challenges and problems they face and empower them to be involved in the creation and assessment of our programs and policies we support. Thus, we have partnered with local colleges, universities, sororities and the Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) initiative in the formation of our Project 1881 global girls health campaign. Project 1881 includes global WASH initiatives, which is a collective effort that focuses on access to clean Water, access to the use of toilets with Sanitation, and basic Hygiene practices in developing countries.
We share in the vision with the WASH and Human Rights community that our daughters should be allowed to grow into womanhood and manage their menstruation hygienically, safely, in privacy and with dignity. Ladybug for Girls has partnered with medical and nursing students to help educate adolescent refugee girls on menstrual hygiene management. In addition, we package and distribute feminine-hygiene kits to adolescent girls in rural and underserved communities. Our feminine-hygiene kits include personal care toiletries and eco-friendly sanitary pads to help the girls maintain good menstrual health and preserve their dignity.
Since the Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc. has joined the Menstrual Hygiene Day global platform, as a partnering organization we have leveraged the power of our voices to raise awareness for the human rights of women and girls to manage their menstruation with dignity globally. Project 1881 supports policies in developing countries through the advocacy for the right to water, the right to sanitation, the right to health and access to health related education. In addition, Ladybug for Girls helps to raise awareness of the experiences displaced refugee women and children face around the world through the CARE Action Network. Along with more than 400 other advocacy organizations, the Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc. will continue to inspire girls to be courageous and ambitious by signing petitions and calling on State lawmakers when needed.
Ladybug for Girls is intentional in reaching girls with the greatest unmet need for health and wellness resources and providing her and her family with the resources they need to lead long healthy lives.
Menstrual Hygiene Day
About Menstrual Hygiene Day
Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global platform with a mission to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. WASH United is the initiator of MH Day and coordinates its overall campaign content.