Helping Girls Across the World

Always is helping girls in need

Always has partnered with over 30 organizations that serve girls in need around the world, including Save The Children & UN Women. In the past 10 years, our programs have reached over 45 countries and delivered over 70 million pads to girls who need them most.

Here’s a snapshot of just a few of our programs:

Always donates feminine hygiene products to those in need

Always donates feminine hygiene products

Always is proud to take part in P&G’s efforts to bring comfort and relief to the lives of those affected by disasters. After disaster strikes, P&G brands can play an important role in bringing comfort and relief to the lives of those affected.  In partnership with Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization, Always provides feminine care products, whilst P&G provides cleaning kits that are distributed to families affected by natural disasters. These kits help restore a sense of normality during a difficult time.

Always's partnership with Feeding America®: Feeding America is North America’s largest domestic relief and food rescue charity. The charity distributes nutritious food, household essentials and personal care items through a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 agencies. Always is proud to support many of these families struggling to make ends meet by supplying feminine hygiene products. In addition, P&G provides other basic essential products like Gillette, Charmin and Crest.

Always Keeping Girls in School – Africa

Each year, more than 2 million primary school-aged girls in developing countries are forced to miss school during their periods because they don’t have access to sanitary products. Many girls miss up to a month of school, often so much that they just drop out altogether. No girl should have to miss school just because she is having her period.

To help empower these girls, P&G partnered with the Department of Basic Education, UNICEF, the Small Projects Foundation and other stakeholders to start the Always Keeping Girls in School program in 2006.

The program regularly distributes sanitary towels to girls from underprivileged areas and educates these girls about health issues and how to take care of themselves. Since 2006, P&G has provided over 8 million pads to help keep girls in school in Africa.

Changing the world of refugee girls with UNESCO & Save the Children

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The Syrian Crisis is one of the biggest challenges of our generation. It has had a significant negative impact not only on Syrian refugees, but on Jordanian host communities, and among those most affected are refugee girls and young women.

Many Syrian refugee girls are no longer able to attend school and many young women are unable to work and provide income for their families, lacking access to training and facing gender-based barriers that keep them at home.

P&G and Always are working to stop this, rooted in the belief that education is key to empowering Syrian refugee girls and young women so they are confident, skilled, strong and equipped to take charge of their future even in the most challenging circumstances. That’s why we’ve partnered with UNESCO and Save the Children – to help refugees by empowering over 1000 young girls & women living in Jordan through education, life skills and work readiness training.

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Puberty, health & hygiene education with Save the Children

Always, with the help of Save the Children has helped empower over 10,000 girls in Nepal, Ethiopia and Mexico.

“Puberty can be a scary time for girls when they, their families and their communities don’t have the facts. In many of the places where Save the Children works, a lack of information or misinformation, along with no access to bathrooms or sanitary products, contributes to girls missing days of school or dropping out of school altogether. Save the Children values our partnership with P&G and our shared vision of making sure girls have the knowledge and confidence to navigate the challenging journey of puberty – so they can stay in school and shine."

 

Always + UNESCO - girl’s literacy program

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Always believes that nothing should hold girls back from being their amazing, unstoppable selves. And what's the single biggest opportunity for girl empowerment? Education. In 2011, around 500 million adult women around the world were lacking basic literacy skills. In Senegal alone, more than 4 out of 10 girls dropped out of primary school in 2010. Always wanted to change this. So in 2011, Always and UNESCO teamed up to give thousands of girls access to literacy education in Africa. We have committed to empower a total of 110,000 girls across Nigeria & Senegal with literacy and education programs by the end of 2019, giving them the access to the education they need to make their dreams come true.

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