Women In Training, Inc.

Empowering the Next Generation

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of American girls suffering from period poverty has increased from one in five to one in four. A full 25 percent of our menstruating youth cannot afford sanitary pads or tampons to stay healthy and clean during their period. Women in Training (WIT), Inc. aims to #EndPeriodPoverty.

 

Impoverished girls, women and non-binary youth often use socks, toilet paper, paper towels and washcloths to stay healthy and clean during menstruation. Even worse, they use the same tampon or sanitary pad repeatedly, which can lead to toxic shock syndrome and bacterial infections.  

 

To alleviate period poverty, Women in Training, Inc. provides monthly donations of #WITKITS® -- canvas bags full of menstrual and hygiene products -- to at-risk girls, young women and non-binary youth.

Latest News

WIT Young Leaders Meet at Rosa Parks Museum 

The WIT Leadership Development Circle members met for their first formal session on April 3, 2021, at the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University. Ashley Edwards and Charlotte Heyrman, JD, leaders of the Montgomery Bailout Fund, led an interactive workshop on Cultivating Curiosity and How to Be a Good Community Member. Vanya Bellinger from the U.S. Air Force presented on Optimizing Your Virtual Profile and Virtual Etiquette.

 

Dr. Patricia Maggard of GRITS Cafe provided lunch for the WIT Young Leaders and parents.

 

Thank you to the Steering Committee members: Dr. Stephanie McCorvey, Dr. Marcie Webster, Dr. Beverly Hill, Professor Nancy Millice, Dr. Patricia Maggard, Mrs. Claudia Mitchell, Ms. Khadidah Stone and Ms. Tonya White-Evans.

Always Brand Names WIT Founders "Period Heroes"

Always Brand of Procter and Gamble named Breanna and Brooke, founders of Women in Training, Inc., as Period Heroes. Breanna and Brooke were among the panelists at the "It's Normal, Period" International Day of the Woman virtual discussion. Other panelists included Congresswoman Grace Meng of New York, Dr. Tessie San Martin of Plan International and Charlotte LeFlufy of P&G. 

 

A new report from Procter & Gamble, Always and Plan International USA aims to help policymakers, organizations, the media and others make informed decisions on improving menstrual health and hygiene. Periods are normal and shouldn’t get in the way of anyone reaching their full potential. Check out this virtual event to learn more about this new research and hear policy proposals from a panel of experts:
https://youtu.be/euxxSZ535HI

Programs

Menstrual Cycle Guide

WIT KITS® Campaign

WIT KITS® Campaign is the signature program of Women in Training, Inc.

Photo by Jill Friedman

Menstrual Education Program

Ssshhh... The "P" word is the best-kept medical secret! Even though half of the population have a period for most of their lives, no one talks openly about it. 

Photo by Jill Friedman

Photo by Jill Friedman

Women in Training, Inc. provides monthly donations of #WITKITS® -- canvas bags full of menstrual and hygiene products -- to organizations that work with underserved girls, young women, and non-binary youth. 

WIT aims to end the stigma and silence about the monthly menses by facilitating 30-minute menstrual education presentations to community groups, religious organizations and schools.

Thank you to our corporate and community partners who provide financial and/or in-kind support to help Women in Training (W.I.T.), Inc. provide services.

Women in Training, Inc.

P.O. Box 231394
Montgomery, AL 36123-1394

305-713-9200

bennett@womenintraining.org

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