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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_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...

[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...

New research finds lack of support for periods creates mental burden for women and limits their participation in school and workA new study by academics at The University of Western Australia, Burnet Institute and The University of Leeds reviewed 3800 people’s experiences of periods. They found that women experience a mental burden that affects their...

[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...

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_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...