Project dates: 01/02/2019 - Ongoing
Share the Dignity is a nonprofit organisation that has provided over 3.5 million sanitary products to women experiencing homelessness and poverty since 2015. The products are distributed through partner community organisations and Pink Box Dignity Vending Machines (DVM). Share the Dignity believes that providing access to free sanitary products in schools where they are easily accessible, could improve young women’s opportunities for learning and educational outcomes. In early 2019 Share the Dignity decided to embark on a project to measure and monitor the outputs and outcomes of the DVM. The project aimed to gain evidence about the social impact of the DVM, and how they improved access to sanitary products for young women experiencing period poverty. ACPNS is supporting Share the Dignity to develop an outcomes measurement and reporting framework. This will assist Share the Dignity make strategic management decisions about the DVMs and identify and gain evidence about what outcomes are being achieved by providing the DVM in high schools.