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Advocacy Network

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Today I want to share with you a small selection of young leaders who are carrying out inspiring work within the Menstrual Health Movement, all of which will be guests on an upcoming Empower Period Podcast focused on young people leading. Whilst menstrual health has gained increasing political and social awareness over the past few...

Tiff Chan and Shawn P. Griffin(@shawnpgriffin) - “Bless the Souls who Made our Clothes” Tiff Chan (Kyokaruna, Arty Catalyste) and Shawn P. Griffin collaborated to produce the piece above, generously donated to Irise Art for Action, which won 2nd runner up for the 2014 Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize, raising HK$10,500 for charity. Tiff seeks to use...

[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...

The Coronavirus pandemic has illuminated the inequalities that exist in societies across the world. But it has also brought to light the importance of community, how interconnected we are, and why the wellbeing of one impacts the wellbeing of all. This is why people across the nation and beyond are coming together to #SitUpForSisters - because the violation...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last week our CEO Emily detailed how the pandemic is disproportionately affecting women and is turning into a girls’ rights crisis. With help being harder to access than ever before, I want to inspire change and show how you can help if you have the ability. Covid 19 Mutual Aid UK aims to set up small...

[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...