“When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” | Michelle Obama
Women Connect First acknowledges today as the International Day of the Girl Child 2021. Here in Wales and the wider world, we salute and acknowledge the courage and resilience of our girls who have been pushing against the tide to achieve their dreams & ambitions.
At Women Connect First we are committed to promoting the education of our girls and pave a future which empowers them TOWARDS a better life WHERE they achieve their fullest potential. Amongst the many challenges WHICH hold our girls back is Period Poverty. Here in Wales and beyond Period poverty has surged during the Covid Pandemic. This not just a global problem, it is a local problem faced by countless girls who are being held back and unable to go about their daily lives.
We believe all Women and Girls have the right to safe and hygienic sanitary protection that is why we are working towards a goal to end period poverty. Today we are pleased to announce that we will be supporting period poverty in collaboration with Adult Learning Wales and other partners. Young girls and women in need are welcome to come and pick up period products from OUR office – Free of Charge.
Let us all pledge to work for the equality of our daughters & create an atmosphere where there is social justice, the voices of our girls are valued and heard by ensuring THEM THEIR equal rights & opportunities.
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