Support us The Big Give 2022 The Big Give Christmas Challenge is finally here! For one week only from 12pm on 29th November until 12pm on 6th December, every donation made through The Big Give will be DOUBLED. Dignity. Wellbeing. Menstrual health is fundamental to both. Globally, on any given day, 300 million women and girls menstruate. In many parts of the world, menstruation and blood are seen as taboos and can cause menstrual shaming. There is a clear and identified need for the education of local communities around the issue of menstrual hygiene. This is a critical issue because it is an important barrier to the ability of girls to access education. Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of basic hygiene and reproductive health. However, menstruation is too often seen as taboo, with many negative cultural attitudes associated with it. Through the delivery of activities designed to address menstrual health management, we will start to address the wider gender specific issues including child marriage, teenage pregnancy, FGM and sexual exploitation in a safe and sensitive manner. A study carried out by UNICEF in June 2021 found that 16.8% of girls in Tanzania had missed school as a result of menstrual health hygiene during the three months prior to the study. We want to change this by making a sustainable difference. This year, our Big Give campaign will be raising money for our Inclusion Project, with a special focus on the issue of menstrual hygiene. Double Your Donation Remember that every donation that is made to our Big Give campaign will be doubled, meaning that every £1 we receive is actually worth £2! Campaign Aims We hope to raise a total of £10,000 to fund the Inclusion Project via a combination of: Match funding from Trusts Pledges from donors Individual donations from you! This will help us ensure that: Over 3,000 girls will have the knowledge and confidence to make informed choices about their bodies, succeed in school and fully participate in society 20 primary schools will have the capacity, agility, and facilities to respond to the needs of girls and sustain project activities long term Local communities will understand the benefits to all of keeping girls in education and promote the rights of women and girls to live a life free from violence, abuse and discrimination You can find out more about what we've got planned and make a donation by checking out our campaign page here. What impact will our campaign have? Find out more by reading Lucy's story and Asda's story.