DigniTEA hoping to bring dignity to disadvantaged women


Share the Dignity Founder Rochelle Courtenay says no woman should go without sanitary products.
Share the Dignity Founder Rochelle Courtenay says no woman should go without sanitary products.

NO woman should have to choose between eating and buying a sanitary product.

Men and women all over the country will present a united front next month to support the disadvantaged women who have to do so.

Australian organisation Share the Dignity, a national charity that provides sanitary products to women in need, has co-ordinated charity event DigniTEA to coincide with World Menstrual Hygiene Day next month.

Held across 10 locations around the nation, the DigniTEA aims to bring awareness to the less talked about reality of being female and disadvantaged or a victim of domestic violence.

Share the Dignity’s Rochelle Courtenay said no woman should have to go without sanitary products.

“I could not believe that there are women in Australia who are forced to choose between buying food and sanitary projects each month,” Ms Courtenay said.

“There are women in our communities that suffer the indignity of not being able to practice basic hygiene during their periods.”

Pagoda Resort and Spa in Como will host the Perth DigniTEA on May 28.

Local event co-ordinator Tracy Wynands said the DigniTEA is one of the major yearly fundraising events for the charity.

“The women who we support and provide products to are someone’s daughter, mother, sister or friend,” Ms Wynands said.

“We just want to give these women back their dignity during their menstrual cycle each month.”

The Essentials

What: DigniTEA

When: May 28 from 12.30pm-4pm

Where: Pagoda Resort and Spa, 112 Melville Parade, Como.

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