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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]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...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Meet Lizzie! Lizzie is a member of the Advocacy Committee at Irise International and has been volunteering with us for a couple of years. Lizzie, and her partner Josh, are taking their advocacy one step further in 2020 by partaking in Irise's Empower Period Expedition fundraiser in Uganda this summer as part of Irise's Empower...

We were thrilled to receive the Power Together Award in November 2019 from the Global Women Leaders Forum. The award recognises 24 exceptional and inspiring organisations from around the world who are leading to movement to end period inequality. We would like to dedicate our award to all our wonderful supporters who have helped put this...