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Press Release- launching the Empower Period Awards 2022

Press Release- launching the Empower Period Awards 2022

To celebrate Menstrual Health Day (28th May) Irise International has launched the Empower Period Awards 2022.

The Awards will celebrate young feminist leaders, under the age of 25, in the UK and East Africa working to end period poverty and shame in their community, country or career.

Two leaders or groups will receive a £500 award to spend on their initiative or their own professional development and Irise will help them share their amazing story and work with the world.

Our winners will be available to talk about their inspiring journeys on and around Menstrual Health Day (28th May).

To book an interview email [email protected]

Menstrual Health Day

Menstrual Health or Hygiene Day is a global day of action that aims to make menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030.

Today, millions of people around the world are stigmatised, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate.

It’s not acceptable that because of a natural bodily function people continue to be prevented from getting an education, earning an income and fully and equally participating in everyday life.

Irise International

Irise International is an award-winning international charity working to create a world where having a female body is not a disadvantage. We enable those experiencing disadvantage to come together and overcome the barriers they face- reshaping their communities and institutionalising change for all through collective power, learning and advocacy.

We’re committed to the global campaign to end period poverty and shame by 2030 and were named as one of the most effective organisations addressing this issue in the world in a report by Founder’s Pledge. Over the last decade we’ve directly supported over 100,000 young people and their communities, helped 287 organisations address this issue in their work and built a community of over 174 small organisations and grassroots groups across 7 countries working together to end period poverty and shame for all. In 2019 we received The Power Together Award from The Global Women Political Leaders forum in Reykjavik, in recognition of our contribution to building a global movement to end period poverty and shame.

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