Menstrual health

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Scotland Tackles Period Poverty

Scotland has taken a major step towards equality with the launch of a pilot project providing free sanitary products to women and girls from low income households. At least 1,000 people are set to benefit over the course of a 6-month initiative in the city

Menstrual Health Realities in Africa

This is an interview with the Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) youth hub coordinator Ruvarashe Miti, who is based in Zimbabwe. SAT youth hubs are led by young people and are geared towards youth outreach, advocacy, and awareness activities around sexual and reproductive health rights

Stigma, Shame & Period Poverty

News broke earlier this year that girls in the UK are being forced to miss school because they can’t afford to buy menstrual products. Too poor to buy tampons? In this country? In 2017? Surely not. At the heart of the story were testimonies of two teenage

5 Reasons to Opt for Reusable Sanitary Towels

Post written by Helen Patricia Amutuhaire, Content Developer, Reach A Hand, Uganda I have finally found a solution to my menstrual challenges and it took me a total of 15 minutes. It happened at the Science Cafe hosted by the Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU) and supported by

Raising Awareness of Menstruation and Sustainability in India

During a visit to Auroville, India a couple of days ago I was happy to have the opportunity to chat briefly with Eco Femme co-founder Kathy Walkling in between customers at their busy stall at the market. I had already heard about Eco Femme before I

The Cycle of Life: Meaning of Menstruation for the Future of Girls

This post was originally published on Huffington Post. My periods started when I was around 12. It felt messy, dirty, complicated. I didn’t like it — but, as most of us who are born biologically female, I dealt with it. For me, menstruation was a

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

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

Periods Change Lives: Broken Dreams

An Original Poem Written by Akello Charlotte – Makere University A s a young girl My dream was to study hard Get a bright future Grow into a big girl. I worked hard in school Nothing seemed to deter me The future seemed so bright. Great job

Menstrual Hygiene Explored: Capturing the Wider Context

Written by Irise’s Guest Writer Chris Bobel, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston This blog is part of Irise International’s #12DaysofChristmas Campaign. This summer, I bought a new camera. I needed it to snap pictures during a research trip to

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