Dignity Project

Dignity Days

One By One has reached nearly 30,000 girls through the Dignity Project in nations including Kenya, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil, India, South Asia, Uganda and Zambia. After receiving reports of children being trafficked in nearby villages in Kenya and hearing countless stories of sexual abuse, we knew we had to step in and take action.
Our Dignity Days gather hundreds of girls for information, education and transformation, as we explain the dangers of trafficking, give biological training and distribute our pink Dignity Bags to every girl. Where possible, representatives from the police and local government are also in attendance to support our staff, particularly in reference to sexual abuse warnings.

The bags

In many developing nations, girls miss a week of school each month due to their periods, meaning they lose a vital part of their education. In our Dignity Bags, which are given to every girl that goes through The Dignity Project, girls receive three re-usable sanitary products. Developed in Uganda, the pads are washable and can last for up to one year. Dignity Bags also include two pairs of underwear and information about trafficking. Bags are given out at the end of each Dignity Day along with food and refreshments for the girls.

Now I can go to school and compete. This has given me a chance for the future

Faith, aged 14, Kenya

Parliament launch

In March 2019, the Dignity Project was officially launched at the Houses of Parliament, with several MPs and delegates attending.

The event was supported and attended by Minister for International Development, MP Harriett Baldwin. She said: “The UK government is committed to ending period poverty by 2030. We also work to deter modern slavery and to keep girls in school. The Dignity Project completely aligns with those objectives and I’m delighted to fully support it.”

Get involved

The Dignity Project welcomes volunteers to run the project. If you have a passion to join the Dignity team, please let us know. If travelling isn’t your thing, how about helping raise funds for The Dignity Project? You can become a Freedom Builder today to help us reach girls around the world with life saving tools!

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