AUSTRALIAN Women in Agriculture (AWiA) are partnering with Share The Dignity for its 2017 Conference to help ensure every woman is afforded dignity when dealing with her period.
AWiA President Sarah Parker said that her organisation had chosen Share The Dignity as its charitable partner because it shines a light on a universal issue for women.
“Share The Dignity’s core values are built around the idea that having access to sanitary products is a right, not a privilege,” Ms Parker said.
“This is something AWiA believes wholeheartedly and limited access to hygiene products is an issue that affects women in rural, regional and remote areas.
“We are encouraging all attendees to our conference to bring along items for donation and provide women in need with a little dignity.”
Founder and CEO of Share The Dignity Rochelle Courtenay believe partnering with AWiA is an important step for women and girls in rural and regional Australia.
“Collaborating with Australian Women in Agriculture is an important step in ensuring all Australian Women and Girls are afforded the dignity they deserve,” Ms Courtenay said.
“When we learnt of the plight of Women in drought stricken farming communities who are unable to afford pads and tampons we had to help.
“Share the Dignity has begun helping these women and partnering with AWiA will ensure access to free sanitary items for these women.”
The 2017 Australian Women in Agriculture Conference is being held in Brisbane, 22-24 September 2017.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along packs of pads and tampons to donate to Share the Dignity during the conference.