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The Pink Project

The Pink Project is dedicated to provide sanitary pads to girls and women living in slum areas in Africa and to disadvantaged girls in schools. International Volunteers Oman aims to End Period Poverty by hosting yearly charitable events in Oman and to train our seamstresses in sewing reusable pads “RePads.”

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Issues of Period Poverty

  • Studies from UNICEF found 65 per cent of females in the Kibera slum – an area of the capital of Nairobi which is one of the largest urban slums in Africa – had traded sex for sanitary pads.
  • Girls and women rely on old cloths, pieces of blankets, chicken feathers, mud, pieces of foam mattress, toilet paper, and newspapers to manage their menstruation – all of which are unhygienic, ineffective and uncomfortable.
  • 76 % of girls and women faced challenges in gaining access to adequate water and sanitation facilities for menstruation.
  • Lack of access to menstrual hygiene products impacts MILLIONS of girls and women across Africa.
  • The effect of period poverty is devastating, girls end up missing on their education, thereby increasing the likelihood of dropping out, earlier marriage and pregnancy, as well as limiting career options.

Opportunities to Make a Difference. Donate today

We aim to help out more than 20,000 girls and women yearly.

 

"The more I travelled and met with girls and learned from experts about this issue, the more I realized that the barrier to girls’ education isn’t just resources.

It’s also about attitudes and beliefs – the belief that girls simply aren’t worthy of an education; that women should have no role outside the home; that their bodies aren’t their own, their minds don’t really matter, and their voices simply shouldn’t be heard."

- MICHELLE OBAMA

PARTNERS &
SUPPORTERS

We work with our partners to engage our volunteers in meaningful individual and group projects.

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We are a social enterprise that takes the youth to volunteer abroad, to places where they will fall silently into their thoughts, reflecting things they never imagined before.

They will see things that may break their hearts or make them feel more appreciative of the things they didn’t notice before.

They may begin to disregard what anyone else thinks or feels about them in this place because they will realize that life has many secrets that they have not unlocked yet.

To travel is to invest in yourself. It is one of the only things you can purchase that truly makes you richer, and we do not mean in monetary value.

IV has a dream – though it may be extreme. We hope that the youth of our society becomes enlightened, through travel and new experiences. Enlightened and inspired enough to come back to Oman, throw the word “bored” out the window, and start to make a change in this world.

We want to inspire people to seek out their passion and their talent and to chase that dream down, capture it, and make it a reality.

You can either join our community in Oman, where we will do a lot of activities, events and meetings to try to change the world!

Or you can just subscribe to our website or follow us in Instagram and wait for our announcements for our future volunteering trip and be part of it.

If you decide to join us, we promise your life will never be the same again!

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