Irise International

It’s time to talk about periods.

Irise International works to support the education and empowerment of women and girls in East Africa through addressing the neglected issue of menstrual hygiene management. In this series of blogs, we look at how menstrual hygiene can affect all girls in a range of cultures and environments. In this blog,

Confused about Periods? You are not alone

Irise International works to support the education and empowerment of women and girls in East Africa through addressing the neglected issue of menstrual hygiene management. In this series of blog, we look at how menstrual hygiene can affect all girls in a range of cultures and environments. In this blog,

Why taxing tampons is bad for the world

Irise International works to support the education and empowerment of women and girls in East Africa through addressing the neglected issue of menstrual hygiene management. In this series of blogs, we look at how menstrual hygiene can affect all girls in a range of cultures and environments. In the first

Why Plan UK is Shouting Loud and Proud about Menstruation

Written for Irise by Cathy Stephen – WASH Advisor at Plan UK. How many nicknames do you know for a women’s time of the month? Here are a few that come to mind: Aunt Flo On the Rag I’m at a Red Light Surfing the Crimson Tide Checked into Red Roof Inn

Nakame’s tales

Written by Rose  I loved Wednesday lessons.Every Wednesday, Pilawo ( brown rice) was offered  for lunch at my high school. After days of posho, I looked forward to this delicacy. Immediately, I heard the sound of the bell. I stood up and my light blue uniform was wet and stained. Questions ran through

Breaking the Silence

Written by Amelia Savell-Boss I have been volunteering with Friends of Irise since 2013 and it only occurred to me after a few months of campaigning, fundraising and educating that I was talking about issues I no longer had to deal with. I am a ‘non-menstruator’ thanks to my Progesterone

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