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East Africa Work

Irise / East Africa Work

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Period Equality means a world where having a female body does not hold you back from realising your full potential.” Irise’s Global Strategic Framework sets out our latest strategy to meet the global campaign to end period poverty and shame globally by 2030.We know that period equality requires better: Provision: by increasing access to products, facilities...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The government is turning its back on vulnerable girls in their hour of greatest need Irise International’s statement on the disastrous impact of UK Aid cuts on girls’ lives and futures. “Now things are not good, many have been forced into early marriages, pregnancies. If we get help, many of us would go back to school, and...

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...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Today, period poverty is a battleground of women and girl’s health. From lack of access to safe, hygienic sanitary products and environment to the growing stigma around the management of menstruation. Over the last 5 years, we’ve developed holistic, evidence-based solutions to the challenges young people experience during their period in East Africa.Since 2018, Irise...

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...

[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...