For many, having to make an impromptu pharmacy run is the extent of period-related complications we endure. But for many other women around the world, particularly women who have left their home countries in pursuit of a better life, period products are a luxury that they don't have regular access to. If you're considering a philanthropic effort to bridge the gap between women who have the resources they deserve and the women who do not, you'll want to familiarize yourself with organizations to donate to to help migrant women and girls get period products.
In the U.S. alone, there are nearly 30 million female migrants who are unable to afford, or find access to period products. Beyond the general stress and discomfort of not having adequate resources, having improper or insufficient period products can pose health risks and increase the chances of sexual assault. As reported by Teen Vogue, women are at an increased risk of sexual violence both on the road and in migrant facilities due to the fact that they're having to spend more time undressing, washing, and seeking private places to dispose of used materials.
Even a minor donation goes along way with period products, so if you want to support women and girls in a tangible way, check out these organizations that take the profound stress out of periods for women seeking better lives, whose periods hold them back.