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09 September 2020
Tags: Media

Women’s Health Week initiative brings partners together to help Indigenous girls

Jean Hailes has teamed up with Women’s Health Week community partners, the Stars Foundation and Bonds, in an initiative that sees the donation of underwear to Indigenous girls and young women throughout rural and remote Australia.

The Stars Foundation provides evidence-based mentoring programs tailored to meet the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women with the aim of promoting positive education, employment and life outcomes.

“Through our annual Women’s Health Week campaign, we work with the Stars Foundation providing support and resources to help engage and educate young women on their health and wellbeing,” says Brenda Jones, campaign manager Women’s Health Week. “We are excited this year to bring in another community partner, Bonds.”

In a partnership with Women’s Health Week, Bonds is providing 1000 pairs of their new Bloody Comfy Period Undies to schools in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria. They are also raising funds for the Jean Hailes Foundation by offering the option of a $2 donation at checkout with any online purchase.

“We are very thankful for the donation from Bonds and know they will be greatly appreciated by the girls in our programs,” says Andrea Goddard, CEO Stars Foundation. “The generosity of our partners supports us to empower the young women through intensive mentoring support and education at a time in their lives where it can make a real difference to their future.”

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For more information on Jean Hailes or Women’s Health Week please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email media@jeanhailes.org.au.