Kotex She Can Initiative
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Kotex She Can Initiative

Working to ensure that
periods and related
stigmas
never get in her way.

100 years ago, Kotex was created by nurses at the front lines who had to keep working even when they had their periods. Their resilience and resourcefulness inspired a brand and invented a whole new category. Today, Kotex has launched the She Can Initiative to foster resilience and help ensure women’s progress for the next 100 years.

Across the world over 800 million women and girls menstruate daily. Yet 500 million of them don’t have access to hygienic period products. In many countries there is such a lack of education that half the girls don’t even know what menstruation is when they get their first periods. Even in the most developed countries, the stigmas are still present. Shame and misinformation surrounding menstruation contribute to human rights concerns for women and girls, crippling their opportunities.

The Kotex She Can Initiative champions women’s progress by fighting period stigmas and the barriers they cause, by promoting access to education in schools and communities and by helping to open doors so women gain equal opportunity. Because no girl or woman should have to put her progress on hold for her period.

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SHE CAN DREAM
Kotex Malaysia has set up the She Can Fund to open doors for women by giving them a platform to achieve whatever they set their hearts on.
SHE CAN REACH
As a founding sponsor of the Alliance for Period Supplies, we’ve donated over 30 million period products to US women and girls in need so they can fully participate in daily life.
SHE CAN FIGHT
In South America, Kotex created an immersive experience to show how period stigma affects women without them or society even realizing it.
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May 28, 2020

Kotex is proud to support Menstrual Hygiene Day
The time to act is now. Because periods don’t stop for pandemics.
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May 28, 2020

Kotex supports menstrual hygiene and education with Plan International
Young women deserve to thrive every day of the month.
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