Truth be told, periods are sometimes not the simple natural occurrence the female body encounters every month but cause devastating effects to our environment and to many women around the world.
As part of Grace & Green’s social impact work, we help support some amazing organisations that address acute environmental and social issues connected with periods. Around the world woman and young girls lead a life deprived of basic dignity. We aim to help support NGOs that support vulnerable people were having a period is much harder than it should be
One of the organisations we are proud to be involved in is the Unmentionables, who provides forcibly displaced individuals and communities around the world with safe and consistent access to sexual and reproductive health education, services, protection, and empowerment programs, providing them the knowledge, tools, and skills to make well-informed decisions for their futures.
Soheila is 26 years old and a mother of 3. She was married at age 13, had her first child at age 14, and experienced significant domestic abuse from her in-laws and husband while in Afghanistan. She always wanted to be a teacher, but due to restrictive laws in Afghanistan, she was not able to pursue her dream. Today, she is our most passionate Community Educator, and feels she has achieved her dream of becoming a teacher with The Unmentionables.