Negative perceptions of menstruation cause those who have periods to experience stigma, causing exclusion and isolation
Menstrual stigma causes those who have periods to feel shame and embarrassment, lowering their confidence and self-esteem
Experiencing menstrual stigma and shame limits those with periods from realising their full potential
People with periods are not free to live the lives they choose to live
Join the Irise Advocacy Network and act with Empower Period. Speak out and share your menstrual story.
Receive training with Irise and become a leader for positive social change
Transform your community into a period positive environment and advocate nationally for period equality
People with periods live their lives free from period shame
Act now and end period shame for good
By joining the Empower Period Network, you’ll be joining a community of passionate, young advocates and allies in the UK working towards ending period poverty and shame.
*Please note: you must be based in the UK
Advocating for change.
Are you passionate about advocating for period equality? The Empower Period Forum is a growing collective of young advocates who are campaigning for national change on period poverty & shame in the UK.
Empower Period Podcast founders Acushla Young (Irise International’s Advocacy Coordinator) and Dr Maria Tomlinson (Professor at the University of Sheffield), chat with special guest Pippa Line about her experience of managing periods alongside chronic illness.
Share your story to help smash the silence and end the shame.
Our advocates share why they're building a movement to end period shame.