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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

Today 11th October is International Day of the Girl Child. To celebrate our stand with girls everywhere we are running a WUKA competition and giveaway – why don’t you join in for your chance to win 2 free pairs of WUKATeens! for Three girls. 

International Day of the Girl Child is all about addressing the challenges that girls face, and promoting girls’ empowerment. Here at WUKA, we stand with girls everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future

Win 2 pairs WUKA! Enter the #Dayofthegirl competition

Competition is from Thursday 11th October up to  11.59pm on Thursday 18th October. See Terms and Conditions *

To be in with a chance to win your two free pairs of WUKA…

  •      Share our #dayofthegirl poster on social media – Twitter, Instagram or Facebook –
  •      LIKE our page, tag @wukawear and
  •      Tag two friends
  •      Please make sure you mention We stand with girls everywhere #dayofthegirl #WUKATeens

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You can also copy and paste the message below on social media to tell your friends and family!

"#WUKA is running a great competition to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child - where three girls have the chance of winning two pairs of WUKA! #dayofthegirl #WUKATeens - We stand with girls everywhere "

All about International Day of the Girl

This year  #dayofthegirl focuses on the challenges girls have in getting work, education and training. If they have the right support during adolescence girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as for tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders.

We know that simply having a period can have a negative impact on the education of girls globally –including the UK.

For many girls, menstruation can mean being banished from the house (like our founder), not having access to sanitary products, being embarrassed about asking for sanitary products, missing classes at school or even dropping out of school altogether.

WUKA Teens was created to help combat the embarrassment many girls feel about having a period. We want WUKA to bring a positive message and a sense of empowerment, to break taboos around menstruation.

It’s simple to wear WUKA for your period – girls can wear them just like ordinary underwear but WUKA are made with ultra-soft, very absorbent material. Girls can wear them all day at school and during sports activities. One of our customers has even worn WUKA to complete the London Marathon!

To celebrate this wonderful occasion we were invited by ArtCan a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions to come and talk about why we started WUKA. 


Artcan , Ruby, Catherine Fenton

Our founder spoke about struggles of being a woman in the world, especially growing up in a developing nation with very little opportunity. Her experiences of Chaupadi and how periods are great obstacles in girl education, even today!

We met Vanna Derosas from Hibiscus Initiatives who champions the rights of marginalised women and provide practical support talked about the risks of girls and young women being trafficked and how we can spot the signs of these vulnerable girls in working in our own society. 

We really hope you will make this day a wonderful day for all the girls in the world. A very Happy International Day of the Girl Child.

Lastly, do use the #dayofthegirl #freedomsforgirls #wukateens for any tweets and tags and we will try and retweet all. 

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Terms & Conditions:

The promoter is: WUKA Ltd

The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom and Europe aged 13 years or over except anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition. We will ship to anywhere in the UK and Europe that is supported by our postal service. You can participate on behalf of your daughter.

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are shown on this page.

Closing date for entry will be 11:59 pm on 17 October 2018. After this date, the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

The prize is as follows:

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

The winner will be chosen:

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The winner will be notified by social media within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/is delivered.

The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].

The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: hello@wuka.co.uk

Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to WUKA ltd and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found on wuka.co.uk/privacy