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Author: Emily

Irise / Articles posted by Emily

We welcome and applaud the explicit acknowledgement of the reality that the UK’s health and care system has been designed “by men, for men”. We also celebrate the important step forward that having a dedicated strategy for Women’s Health in England represents.We particularly welcome the commitments to invest more in research and evidence and to...

If you missed our Menstrual Health 2022 Event- What's next for period equality in the UK and beyond? do not fear. We've put together a short briefing summarising the latest research and the recommendations from the discussion.Download the Briefing- What's next for Period Equality in the UK ...

This Menstrual Health Day, Irise International is excited to launch the Empower Period Awards 2022.The Awards will celebrate young feminist leaders in the UK and East Africa fighting for period justice.How to get involved:You can nominate an individual or group you know who are fighting for period justice in their community, country or career. ...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Download this new learning briefing, co-authored by Irise and academics at Burnet Institute, The University of Western Australia and the University of Leeds, to find out how using models of menstrual experience could increase the impact of your work.The briefing draws on two systematic reviews of experiences of menstruation across high and low income contexts...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We're celebrating the impact of our work with Modibodi.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Together, with our fantastic network of partners and volunteers, we're getting reusable period pants to people experiencing period poverty and shame around the UK- making sure that the people most held back by this overlooked issue get the period dignity and equality they deserve.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Download a short...

In recent years global progress towards gender equality has stalled- the interaction between the female body and societal structures and norms is a neglected bottle neck in this fight and the lack of gender sensitive analysis and response to the global pandemic has only served to further entrench these inequalities which, without action, will hamper...

Image by Izzy as part of artwork by our community on "Our Collective Power"In March we made a decision to stay open and stand with the most vulnerable young women and girls in our community. We didn’t know what was going to happen or how it was going to work but we knew that whatever...

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...