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The Period Equality Network

Irise / The Period Equality Network


Championing grassroots action to improve menstrual health in East Africa.

A community for those working on grassroots period equality initiatives in East Africa and beyond. TPEN provides a space where grassroots organisations and those working with them can share resources & learning, access training, and be part of an active community to support their work and advocacy.

Become a member of The Period Equality Network.

We provide the tools and resources to support grassroots menstrual health initiatives.


The network has grown rapidly to over 160 members. We have taken the decision to temporarily close the network to new applications for membership whilst we review our strategy and approach. You may still apply below, but applications will not be reviewed until after this process is complete.

If you’re an East African led and registered group or organisation working to end period poverty, shame and inequality you can formally register with IIEA and receive tailored support, capacity building, small grant opportunities and avenues to engage in collective advocacy and leadership.

If you’re an individual or organisation who wishes to support the East African, grassroots movement or who are already partnering with East African organisations to improve menstrual health you can support the leadership and priorities of the grassroots movement. Register with Irise International and offer your technical expertise to the grassroots movement via training and capacity building. You will also gain access to conferences, workshops and other spaces where you can share learning and work with TPEN members to deliver effective menstrual health programmes and advocacy.

    Join the global menstrual health online community.

    If you're working on menstrual health anywhere in the world become part of the online community to connect, share and learn from other grassroots initiatives.

    Resources and Learning.

    Download our latest reports and resources to support your initiatives.

    Defining the Gap
    An independent report, commissioned by Irise International, on the capacity building needs of grassroots organisations working on period equality in East Africa.

    Visit the TPEN Resource Library to access more reports and resources based on work coming out of the Period Equality Network