A POEM A DAY - FREEDOM KIT BAGS


Today's poem is in support of the charity 'Freedomkitbags', an important campaign bringing dignity, work, education and real change to society in Nepal. Please consider giving a donation to this charity and help the women of Nepal. I have copied below the information about the campaign from my previous post with links to two poems about the women of Nepal.


Freedom kit bags is a charity providing sanitary wear to women in rural villages and poor communities in Nepal who do not have access to even the most basic provision. We take for granted the pack of pads or tampons thrown in the shopping trolley while these women make do with rags or even grass. In some cases, women are even forced to leave their homes to stay in out buildings whilst they menstruate in the outlawed practice known as Chhaupadi.  Freedom Kit Bags provide all women need to hygienically manage their period, giving women and girls back their dignity and freedom. They are made and sourced in Nepal helping with local employment. 

They also run a public health education programme to help change the prejudicial attitudes to menstruation.
For only 25 pounds Freedom Kit Bags can give this gift to a Nepali woman. Sanitary protection has changed unrecognisably in my lifetime, we are fortunate now to have a whole range of choices including sustainable, reusable pads. I think all women can imagine how much worse our lives would be if we had to feel shame and suffer ostracisation due to our periods. 

For more information and donations please have a look at the website  

https://www.freedomkitbags.org


My blog posts on freedomkitbags and the campaign against Chhaupadi

https://blog.healingwordspoetry.com/2017/12/freedom-kit-bags-helping-women-in-nepal.html

https://blog.healingwordspoetry.com/2018/04/freedom-dawning.html


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