The Unmentionables: How To Support Women In Crisis
Women and girls in crisis situations often lack access to essential items like undergarments and sanitary items. Without these basic necessities, girls cannot attend school and women struggle to work, limiting their financial independence.
The non-profit The Unmentionables is trying to fix this by providing women and girls in crisis with access to undergarments, feminine hygiene products, sexual health products, and family-planning related education. To date, the organization has supplied more than 147,581 intimate health products. This month The Unmentionables announced former model turned entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons as the Global Ambassador for the organization.
“ In times of disaster, undergarments and feminine hygiene products are oftentimes completely overlooked. But can you imagine being a woman (or a girl) whose life circumstances have radically changed for the worse, and you are without even the most basic of normalcies?”, says Simmons.
Simmons says that if people want to help they can start by educating themselves about the challenges women in crisis face. If you want to support, The Unmentionables offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities, including translators as well as development-related volunteers at home.
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