Adrianne, Menstrual Cycles & Taboos

As a young man, Adrianne did not know or understand much about the menstrual cycle, or the particular needs girls and women have every month. The topic on menstruation can be taboo, leaving young people ill-informed and girls and women with a sense of shame. 

Namoit’s Journey: A Tale of Resilience, Faith and Hope

Namoit’s journey began in Turkana, a region of breathtaking natural beauty marred by conflict. Born into a nomadic family, she experienced firsthand the challenges of living in a volatile area. Despite the hardships, there was a sense of community and abundance, with her father’s herds providing sustenance and connection.

As Long as We’re United

Through the TOGETHER project, ADRA is coming alongside women in the Philippines to help them find ways to build their economic resilience. TOGETHER works with women to pull their families out of the corner where they must choose between essential needs. Most significantly, TOGETHER is helping women reach the point where they no longer need to sacrifice the healthcare they need in order to meet their family’s needs.

Our Women and Girls Are Glowing Again 

Thanks to the [BRACE] project, our women and girls are glowing again. We all feel like newly married brides. With the cash transfers, we were able to decorate ourselves in our colourful accessories and attire. You would not recognize us if you had seen us during the drought when our faces were covered with ashes and our minds were overloaded with stress.”

I’m Glad He Took My Place – TOGETHER Project

Earlier this year, the earthquake that rocked Syria and Türkiye left the world shocked and shaken. Already subject to protracted violence over many years, Syrian communities found their problems compounding as existing struggles ran up against new ones. For some families, sons bearing serious wounds and health conditions sustained during combat complicated the process of fleeing from crumbling homes and travelling across town to find new shelter. For others, the economic impacts of the long war had left some very full households with only one breadwinner.