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Irise / Empower Period  / Meet the Empower Period Committee

Meet the Empower Period Committee

We are excited to introduce our new Empower Period Committee with diverse backgrounds and experiences. They will be representing the Empower Period network and the wider youth-led movement and making decisions with and for the network about joint campaigns, advocacy and events.

Molly Fenton    (Co-chair)                                                                                              

Molly is Founder and Managing Director of the Love Your Period Campaign, a Welsh organisation making sense of women’s health, covering all the things we don’t but should learn in school. My journey into political activism began in 2018, and since then I have worked closely with the Welsh and UK government for period dignity legislation, have worked with organisations all over the world to make a change, run social media campaigns and Menstruation Education guiding a team of 50+ volunteers worldwide. I’m really excited to be joining the Empower Period Committee and working alongside like-minded people.

Ellie Finneran (Co Chair) 

Ellie has a Masters in Sport Management and Leadership from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Before this, she graduated with her Bachelors in Sport Management and Business Administration from Graceland University, Iowa. She is a Football Development Officer at Essex County FA, Footballer for London Bees, and a UEFA B Licensed Coach. Ellie is particularly passionate about using football/sport as a vehicle for social change and creating inclusive environments For All.

Cynthia Pokuah

Cynthia is a self proclaimed Period Enthusiast, is dedicated to making an impact to the lives of young girls around the world. Her book ‘Something is Different This Morning’ is a product of her determination to challenge the social stigma surrounding menstruation and educate young girls about their periods and menstrual hygiene.

 Heather Knox

Heather has volunteered for Days for Girls UK, co-ordinating their advocacy and smashing stigma, alongside supporting Irise’s social media & events.

Nawasha Mishra

Nawasha is a feminist activist and researcher from India. She has a master’s in Sociology and currently doing a second master’s in Gender, Violence and Conflict at the University of Sussex. She is associated with the Right to Food Campaign, India. Before coming to the UK, she used to hold campaigns on food security, gender, menstruation, human rights and anti-democratic issues. Her passion resides in examining different types of gender-based violence, gender inequality and forms of daily resistance.”

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