Millions of Girls are being held back by their periods
“There is a monthly prison…a web of myths and lies.”
74% of the girls we work with believe that period pain is a sign of illness
43% believe it is harmful to run or dance
and 50% report missing school during their period
Irise International works to…
….empower girls with knowledge about their own bodies…
….develop local social enterprises producing reusable sanitary pads…
1 social enterprise provides employment for 15 women and produces pads for 9000 girls a year.
1 Menstrual Health Trainer trains 10 educators who teach 6000 girls a year
Together we can create a world where no girl is held back by her period.