Irise is a small charity and research group that works to support the education and empowerment of women and girls in East Africa.
It was founded in 2011 in response to Kenyan school girls’ accounts of their experiences of menstruation and its impact on their school attendance. Since then we have been working to develop a replicable and sustainable solution to this issue. Our goal is a world where no girl is held back by her period.
Our activities are rooted in our core values: Educate, Empower, Evaluate. We place the concerns and welfare of East African school girls at the centre of everything we do and work in partnership with them and their communities to ensure their voices are heard and their needs met.
Check out this video of our Chair, Emily, talking to Beke and Sue of the African Mothers Foundation about the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).