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Author: Emily

Irise / Articles posted by Emily (Page 2)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Period equality is about enabling women and girls and other people with periods to have power and control over their bodies and lives. We have all lost control of our lives to some extent during the current crisis, but vulnerable women and girls are losing control of their bodies and their futures.  The coronavirus crisis...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Will you help Irise protect staff and communities from Coronavirus and its impact? At this time of great worry and uncertainty for us all, I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and positive. Irise has always been, first and foremost, a community of diverse people around the world coming together in the face...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Today is a difficult day. Over the coming weeks many of us will feel afraid, isolated and alone. Irise has always been, first and foremost, a community of diverse people around the world coming together in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. This spirit will shape our response to the unprecedented challenge of the Coronavirus Pandemic....

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We're thrilled to announce that Irise is one of 24 organisations from across the country to receive funding from The Act for Change fund. The fund is a joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, matched by the #iwill Fund. It promotes the potential of young people with experience of disadvantage to devise and develop activities...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On March 4th 2019, the former Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, announced a new cross-sectoral Taskforce to bring together government, business and the third sector to develop a comprehensive and sustainable response to period poverty in the UK. Period poverty includes both the lack of access to period products, and the stigma and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="18858" img_size="large"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Joanne lost her parents at a young age and grew up with her many siblings in Uganda. She met her husband, Paul, when he was volunteering in her community and they now live together in the UK with their two lovely children. Joanne has been advising Irise on how to support...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We asked some of the girls we work with in Uganda what has changed since Irise started working with their communities to end period poverty and shame.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][edgtf_section_subtitle subtitle_text="Priscilla" text_color="#663399"][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="18848" img_size="large"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]"Before I feared that if they saw my blood, they would start abusing me, the whole school, so I used to tie...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We spoke to some young women in the UK about what has changed since they started working with Irise to end period poverty and shame...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2020 along with a team of agents of change from Irise’s Advocacy Network, I will be undertaking a 6 day climb in Uganda’s “Mountains of the Moon” as part of the Empower Period campaign. The aim of the trek is to raise funds and awareness in support of the campaign’s mission to transform the menstrual cycle from a...

Hello! My name is Acushla and I am so excited to be taking on the role of Irise’s Advocacy Co-ordinator! I will be working on a two-year project funded by the Act for Change fund that envisions tackling period shame through youth leadership. During my time at the University of Sheffield, I heard about Irise and the...