International Women's Day - 8th March 2016

Can you imagine missing out on school or work every month, because of your period?

Without sanitary protection the vast majority of girls and women in Malawi are confined to their homes during menstruation and unable to participate in everyday activities. Therefore female students miss up to one quarter of school time, often including vital end of year exams, because of their menstrual cycle.

By teaching local communities how to produce the packs, GATEWAY strives to empower local women to take their future, and the futures of their daughters, into their own hands.

Just £4 buys a girl a re-usable sanitary towel and affords her the freedom many of us take for granted.