UP COMING EVENTS
The lack of access to menstrual hygiene products is a significant issue faced by many people, particularly those living in impoverished communities. Free Pads Day seeks to address this problem and de-stigmatize menstruation by providing free pads to those who may struggle to afford or obtain them. Key objectives of Free Pads Day include:
MENSTRUAL HYGIENE ADVOCACY
By designating September 20 as the Free Pads Day for the AOD foundation the initiative seeks to promote open dialogue on menstruation and break taboos surrounding it. It aims to create an environment where individuals can openly discuss their menstrual health without shame or embarrassment.
ENSURING MENSTRUAL EQUITY
The Free Pads Day strives to ensure that individuals who menstruate, regardless of their economic background, have unhindered access to sanitary pads. This helps maintain their physical health, reduce infection risks, and allows them to carry on with their daily activities confidently.
EMPOWERING THREOUGH EDUCATION
In addition to the distribution of free pads, The Free Pads Day often provides educational sessions on menstrual hygiene management. These sessions address topics such as proper pad usage, disposal, and the importance of maintaining personal hygiene during menstruation, promoting overall reproductive health awareness.