Tuesday 20 September 2022: Mary Connelly-Gale is the Chief Operating Officer of Days for Girls Australia. Days for Girls is an international organisation who’s mission is to shatter the stigma and limitations associated with menstruation for improved health, education and livelihoods.
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Days for Girls Australia is a registered Australian not for profit and is a Country Affiliate with Days for Girls International. Volunteers across Australia mobilize to increase access to menstrual products and vital health information for women and girls around the world.
The team behind Days for Girls Australia are all voluntary roles.
From early beginnings as the leader of the Newcastle Chapter, then NSW Coordinator, Gloria saw DfG ‘go viral’ across Australia as more and more people responded to the need for sanitary hygiene for projects they were involved with across the world. Seeing the growth of T & C, gaining company status and tax deductibility – it has been a journey she never imagined. All this grew from an initial intent to sew Kits for a friend in Uganda. For her work in establishing DfG in Australia, Gloria was awarded Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow Award.