Our mission is
EMPOWERMENT BY DESIGN
Be Girl exists to create sustainable products that enable every individual to overcome barriers and access opportunities regardless of gender, geography or socio-economic circumstances.
Our EmpowerBank program is at the heart of our operations, linking girls and women through high performance products, while also collecting critical impact data to advance the conversation for girls.
MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT
HAS A STAGGERING IMPACT ON
SOCIETY, ECONOMICS & ENVIRONMENT
250 MILLION adolescent GIRLS Across the world LIVE in POverty*, lacking access to safe and dignified menstrual management RESOURCES
Menstruation poses serious challenges to their ability to attend and participate in school, perform routine tasks, and go about their daily lives free from embarrassment and health risks.
Without menstrual management, girls become prisoners in their own bodies.
WIDENING OF THE GENDER GAP IN EDUCATION
Research shows that significant number of girls in low resource settings skips school during or drops out entirely because of menstruation-related issues.
Preventing a girl from receiving an education not only affects her, but also her community. Studies show that when more girls go to school, a country’s GDP increases.
MASSIVE GENERATION OF WASTE
Current menstrual hygiene practices are not environmentally conscious, producing copious amounts of waste.
Every year, approximately 20 billion disposable pads, tampons & applicators are sent to landfills in the U.S. alone. Additionally, it takes 500 to 800 years for a disposable sanitary pad to break down in a landfill.
POUCH for ABSORBENT MATERIALS + advanced textiles + design =
Highly durable, washable, waterproof and flexible sanitary pads and underwear designed for repeated use without compromising performance, supporting the well-being of both the girl and the environment!
Be Girl's products are designed to work holistically with both the girl and her environment. She has the choice to use any safe, absorbent material and can fill the pouch to match her unique cycle and flow.
DISPOSABLE or REUSABLE
- cloth, cotton, wool or toilet paper -
Working together we give girls more than just a product
Increase access to improved
menstrual hygiene management
technologies and practices
Decreasing anxiety and physical
discomfort around menstruation
Develop self-determination and
increase access to society
Fostering resilience and providing choice to influence their quality of life; enabling full participation
in school and society
Reduce absences from school due
to menstruation issues that lead
to poor performance
Better life opportunities,
well-being and outcomes!