Frequently asked questions
What do we need to know?
What do we need to know?
1. What is dignity and why it is important for women to know that they have dignity?
Dignity means valued, honored, worthy and precious. God loves and highly respects girls and women because they are His daughters. He created them in His image and blessed them. Women are Gods love gift to the world. Women are equal to men yet they are unique in their design and purpose. Jesus came to this world to restore, equip and release Gods children including girls and women so that they can pursue and fulfill l their God given destiny.
2. Why is the Dignity Campaign working in partnership with local churches, NGO's and CBO's?
The local church and other Christian role-roleplayers can provide the consistent and ongoing relationships that are vital to the healthy development of the girls.
3. In what way will girls benefit from receiving teaching about identity, relationships and sexuality?
If girls and women truly know, understand and believe who they are in the eyes of God, this will transform the way they think, feel and live. If they believe who God says they are, they will become powerful and change society, for the better.
4. Why is a Christian organisation discussing issues of menstruation and menstrual management?
God created human beings; He created their bodies and reproductive systems. As the church of believers, we are called to make disciples of all nations; this includes the right understanding and treatment of the physical body. There are many lies about the body in culture, religion and media – we need to bring God’s truth to this generation.
5. Can we still run a Dignity Campaign when we are a small rural, economically challenged church?
We believe in the power of partnerships. One of our campaign goals is to create partnerships across different continents. We want to see partnerships formed between the economical empowered entities and those who are financially challenged.
6. Will the Dignity Campaign help us to run a Dignity Day and a Cherish Dignity programme?
We provide twice a year a 7 day Dignity facilitators training program. We will train you and provide the necessary tools so that you can run Dignity events with confidence. We also make workshop materials available and give you advice and support.
7. How would we fundraise for a Dignity Day?
One of the facilitators training session is how to market and fundraise for your campaign. We will train you in how to write a letter of appeal, how to approach donors and how to promote your campaign.
8. How does a menstrual cup and washable pads help bring dignity to women?
It enables girls and women, who could not otherwise afford sanitary protection, to keep living their daily lives without shame.
9. If a girl has never been sexually active, will she still be a virgin after she has used a menstrual cup?
The concept of virginity will vary from culture to culture. The biblical view is that a virgin is a girl who hasn't had sexual intercourse. So the use of a menstrual cup doesn't take her virginity away. Girls who have their hymen broken other than through sexual intercourse are still virgins. We believe that it is important for us to think of dignity from God’s perspective and to have a Biblical worldview on sexual purity. This is an ongoing discussion and we are more than happy to engage with you in that discussion.
10. What happens if some of the dignity material is not in line with our culture?
We would love to sit down with you and think through some of these issues and see if we can come to a Biblical understanding.