Share the Dignity, an Australian not for profit organisation, has just wrapped up its annual August drive to collect sanitary items to distribute to the thousands of women and girls impacted by homelessness, poverty or who are escaping domestic violence in Australia.
And while their August drive has concluded, everyone is being asked to band together to continue to provide support to women and girls in our community as their Christmas Charity Appeal kicks off.
According to the Share the Dignity, every night in Australia 48,000 women are homeless.
While it's difficult to imagine living rough or giving up the creature comforts of home due to domestic violence, it's even more difficult to imagine that many of these women have no access to personal items such as sanitary products that most of us take for granted each month.
Forced to improvise with newspaper, toilet paper or tissues at best, these already disadvantaged women and girls face the indignity of dealing with their period without the basics each and every month, many of whom prioritise buying food over personal items.
Share the Dignity's August Drive called for donations of cash or sanitary items at collection points all around Australia and on 1 September the group conducted a nation-wide activation called Yoga4Dignity.
#Yoga4Dignity, now in its second year, aims to get 48,000 people to stand, stretch, bend and unite in sharing dignity and is expected to be Australia’s biggest yoga celebration as women support women.
Share the Dignity founder, Rochelle Courtenay said, “Yoga is such an inclusive way of bringing Australians together and downward dogging and saluting for all the women and children needing our help in Australia.”
Rochelle said “Our mission is to enable and empower all Australian women and children to have the dignity they deserve.”
At P&N, we believe this is a great example of the power of &, where a large collective of people focus and work together to improve the outcomes of disadvantaged individuals.
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