The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in collaboration with its Youth Clubs have launched the #FreeToFlow campaign supporting 500 young women with the provision of sanitary pads and a supplementary education program around menstruation, sexual and reproductive health.

In a country where young girls and women already face such harsh realities from the lack of opportunity, access to infrastructure and support, the Covid19 pandemic has placed young women at a greater disadvantage. Period poverty limits the ability of young women to access schooling and work opportunities. It also poses a serious health risk.

This campaign not only aims to provide sanitary pads to these young women, but to also raise awareness and educate the young members in our youth clubs, of all genders, about menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and the importance of hygiene and personal care.

In order for us to reach our target of R162000 for a yearlong supply we challenge you to contribute between R64 and R640 (or more) in commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March.

Please tag us on twitter and post to our Facebook page using the #FreeToFlow hashtag in support of this campaign to further strengthen our drive towards challenging period poverty For a direct contribution donate to our backabuddy crowdfund on this clickable link: #FreeToFlow :: Champion Page | BackaBuddy Every contribution helps us challenge period poverty Together we will make a difference Ahmed Kathrada Foundation


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