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International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity

The 5th September is the International Day of Charity.  Chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the death of the late Mother Theresa, today is the day upon which the United Nations recognises, fosters and mobilises people around the world to help others through...

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World Humanitarian Day 2022

World Humanitarian Day 2022

The saying goes that 'it takes a village to raise a child' and so it often takes a village or community to help others in that community who are in need. On this #WorldHumanitarianDay we're celebrating this collective endeavour and especially the great work being done...

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International Youth Day 2022

International Youth Day 2022

On #InternationalYouthDay, we’re celebrating the sixth of the population that are age 15-24 and highlighting that two thirds of them in developing countries are still not able to fulfil their economic potential. Young people experience age related barriers across many...

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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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