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Raise funds for Dignity Period
Being a woman in Zimbabwe is like going to war with a gun
minus bullets. Sanitary towels are now threatening the Zimbabwean
woman's livelihood. In Zimbabwe women are unable to afford the
small quality and quantity of sanitary products that are available
currently in the market.
Zimbabwean trade unionist Tabitha Khumalo told the STUC in
April 2006, "On a wage of £3, with sanitary towels
costing £3, women have to choose between sanitary towels
or food for their children. You know what they choose".
In an emotional speech, she said that, with the help of trade
unions, Zimbabwean women were restoring their dignity.
"I am weeping but these are not tears of sadness, they
are tears of joy because you will help us", she said.
Tabitha was brought to the STUC by the Amicus union and she
moved delegates to tears as she asked them to "support
our campaign, restore dignity to Zimbabwean women so that we
can fight this dictator and have our right to be human beings".
You can help by logging on to the
ACTSA website (click here) and making a donation.
Bodyform supports Dignity! Period. campaign
is pleased to announce a new and exciting development in the
Dignity! Period. campaign - an important partnership with Bodyform,
the sanitary product manufacturers.
Bodyform has joined forces with ACTSA to ensure that the women
in Zimbabwe are afforded their most basic human rights. We need
your help to make a small but significant difference to the
lives of the Zimbabwean women.
As you know, the Dignity! Period. campaign provides safe and
hygienic sanitary protection to women in Zimbabwe to help combat
the infections, social embarrassment and in some severe cases
infertility that the current sanitary crisis is creating.
Bodyform are donating funds for ¼ million packs of sanitary
towels to be produced for Zimbabwean women and would like you
support them. Bodyform packs, branded with details of the Dignity!
Period. campaign will be in all major retailers (supermarkets,
chemists, pharmacies etc.) nationwide in July and August in
a push to raise both funds and awareness for the campaign.
Please tell your friends, family, colleagues and anyone possible
about the campaign and to look out for packs in shops and stores
around the country.
We also invite you to enter a competition that has been
launched to help people spread the word about the campaign.
You can win a weekend in Saye Manor in St Catherine's Valley,
Gloucestershire. Set in a quiet hamlet, you could enjoy this
stunning property complete with heated indoor swimming pool,
open log fires and a canapé evening reception on the Saturday
of your stay.
There are 4 double rooms and 1 twin room (extra beds also available)
so you can invite up to 11 friends to share the weekend with
you - the perfect opportunity to enjoy some time together and
enjoy the scenic location.
Plus, if you enter your friends' email addresses as you enter
you will also help to raise awareness of Dignity! Period and
the plight of the Zimbabwean women. To enter the competition
and find out more on how get involved and help the campaign,
please visit: www.bodyform.co.uk
Best wishes and thank you for your support,
Action for Southern Africa - Peace, Justice, Solidarity