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World Population Day 2022

World Population Day 2022

On this World Population Day, we highlight the basic human right for every woman to be able to have access to family planning services. It’s hugely disappointing that this is not the case for millions of women around the world.  For parents to be able to decide on the...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022

On Menstrual Hygiene Day we want everyone to be talking about periods, not just us! We want to tackle the stigma of periods and raise awareness of how important an issue it is for girls and women around the world. So many girls don’t have access to period products or...

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UN World Health Day

UN World Health Day

In 1948 the UN produced the Declaration of Human Rights, There are 30 articles, but we are most interested in no 25 and 26. Article 25 says that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for health and well being, including food, clothing, housing and...

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World Water Day 2022

World Water Day 2022

Can you imagine what it must be like not being able to turn on the tap and have clean running water? For millions of people around the world that is the norm. Today is the UN World Water Day and the theme is groundwater, making the invisible visible. We are mostly...

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022 has as its theme #BreakTheBias. At Power Of Pads our aim is to empower girls by helping them to participate fully in education. UN Women Africa has produced an empowerment index that shows equality for women and girls in Kenya is still...

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International Day of Education 2022

International Day of Education 2022

On 24 January 2022, we celebrate the fourth International Day of Education.  Today, 258 million children and youth still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic maths; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete...

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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Human rights are universal rights that mean that everyone should be treated equally and with respect.  In 2021, Human Rights Day is focusing on how rights are the beginning of peace within societies, and a way to create a fairer society for future generations. ...

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World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day

Today is World Children’s Day, celebrated to mark the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly formally adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The declaration applies to anyone under the age of 18. It is wide ranging and speaks, amongst other things, of...

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Love Your Toilet

Love Your Toilet

We know how important toilets are and this is why on #WorldToiletDay we need to highlight the fact that 3.6 billion people are living without safely managed sanitation. They’re vital for all sorts of reasons including protecting us from killer diseases, helping reduce...

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