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Author: Emily

Irise / Articles posted by Emily

Irise is thrilled to be named as one of the most effective menstrual health organisations in the world in a new report released today. Kulczyk Foundation, a Polish private family foundation, and Founders Pledge, a community of entrepreneurs committed to finding and funding solutions to global challenges, have launched a new report on period poverty. A...

We're thrilled to welcome Lillian to the Irise team as Regional Director at Irise Institute East Africa. Lillian is a Programme design and management Specialist with over 15 years’ experience in youth and leadership development work. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute), a Bachelor or Arts Degree...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Dear all, We'd like to invite you to One World Period.- the menstrual health world's answer to One World Together. During the COVID-19 crisis community is more important than ever before. One World Period. is an opportunity for the global menstrual health community to share encouragement and inspiration- through celebrating diversity, collaboration and unity, we become stronger...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Click below to download a briefing on Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 and menstrual health and hygiene. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]The brief was written by Brooke Yamakoshi (UNICEF) with review and contribution from Lizette Burgers and Sonya Sagan (UNICEF); Emily Wilson (Irise International); Arundati Muralidharan and Therese Mahon (WaterAid); Dani Barrington (University of Western Australia); Ina Jurga (WASH United);...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In case you missed it, here's a summary of what we shared in the recent global webinar about periods during pandemics. Values Driven An effective response must be values driven. We care about periods because we care about systematic biases that mean vulnerable women and girls are overlooked and their voices unheard. This will only get worse...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tuesday April 21 | 8am ET As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, this forum will create an opportunity for discussion and sharing around one specific concern: the challenges that people who menstruate may be facing during this difficult time. This forum will bring together experts from around the world, each tackling different aspects of MHM...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Women's organisations across the sector, including Irise International, have united to sign a joint call for women and girls in all their diversity to be visible, heard and have their needs met during the Coronavirus crisis response. Here is the full statement: "The Coronavirus pandemic is exceptionally difficult for everyone and is having a huge impact on...