1 month ago
Instagram post by PERIOD • Nov 6, 2017 at 8:41pm UTC

You might be wondering why we're posting a picture of old towels, plastic bags, paper napkins, and socks.... but did you know that these are some of the most common items the homeless use during ... See more

50 Likes, 1 Comments - PERIOD (@periodmovement) on Instagram: “You might be wondering why we're posting a picture of old towels, plastic bags, paper napkins, and…”

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1 month ago
Period blood isn't blue: U.K. ad uses red liquid on a pad for the first time

Will other brands follow suit and ditch the mysterious blue liquid for good?

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2 months ago
'It's OK to make mayonnaise while on your period'

'It's OK to make mayonnaise while on your period' ... well, that's a huge relief.

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-41311476/it-s-ok-to-make-mayonnaise-while-on-your-period

No more myths: Lahatra, a scoutmaster and science teacher, tells boys the truth about periods.

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3 months ago
Global Citizen

Inspiring! #breakthetaboo

"My job is to talk about periods every day." Chime for Change

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4 months ago
The Magic Of Menstrual Blood And Why It’s So Much More Than Just Blood

SO. MUCH. MORE. "Talking about the power of menstrual blood, from ancient beliefs to modern stem cell research, is a great way to help undo the taboo around ... See more

As someone who takes an active interest in her menstrual cycle and isn’t shy about sharing it on the World Wide Web, I certainly believe that menstruation is about so much more than just blood. The ... See more

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5 months ago
Scotland becomes the first nation to give free access to sanitary products

More of this!

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/latest-news/2017/28/scotland-first-to-launch-free-sanitary-product-initiative

The move represents a few small steps in the uphill climb towards eradicating period poverty

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6 months ago
What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

Ugh, "The Barbie"

https://www.ted.com/talks/peggy_orenstein_what_young_women_believe_about_their_own_sexual_pleasure?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of ... See more

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6 months ago
MHM needs it’s own category so we can demand more research on menstruation

"Menstrual Health Management plays a key role in 6 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals , yet it does not have its own category, which hinders research and therefore policy making progress.

So ... See more

Menstrual Health Management (MHM) has gained attention in the global development agenda. However, despite the fact that it plays a key role in 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, it does not ... See more

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7 months ago
Chelsea Clinton: How Menstruation and Breastfeeding Stigmas ‘Punish Women’

“Menstruation shouldn’t stop education—and with access to safe period products and clean water, girls would have one less barrier to #GenderEquality”.
#MenstruationMatters Thank you Ruby Cup ... See more

Chelsea Clinton is starting the conversation on menstruation and breastfeeding, two women’s issues that are still met with stigmatization around the world

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7 months ago
Throughout history, and still today, women are shamed for menstruating – Janie Hampton | Aeon Essays

All around the world, and throughout history, women have been shamed, sequestered, and medicalised for bleeding regularly

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7 months ago
Femme International

Couldn't agree more!

Today is Day 3 of our #28ReasonsWhy Menstruation Matters campaign, and today's reason is a big one - THE ENVIRONMENT.

Have you ever thought of the environmental impact of your period? This is a ... See more

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7 months ago
Ajungi ᐊᔪᙱ - "Home Forever" feat. Jack Anawak

Thank you Laurie Brown and CBC/Radio-Canada for the introduction to Ajungi ᐊᔪᖏ

"Ajungi" - or 'people who are capable' in Inuktut - is the name of a new collaborative arts project, hoping to ... See more

A new pop-music collective from Iqaluit wants to put Nunavut on the map! "Ajungi" - or 'people who are capable' in Inuktut - is the name of a new collaborati...

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7 months ago
Photos Show Rituals Of Womanhood In Remote Tribes Around The World

"The rite honors Tajiposa’s transformation from girlhood to womanhood by anointing her an African queen. For five days, Himba women sing, dance and share stories late into the night. “Himba ... See more

Girl power around the globe 🌎

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7 months ago
The Super Science Behind Menstrual Practices – a TEDx talk by Sinu Joseph

https://mythrispeaks.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/the-super-science-behind-menstrual-practices-a-tedx-talk-by-sinu-joseph/

n Cultural practices around menstruation have been passed on from generation to generation of women in India. The faith with which women have held on to these practices and preserved it, is simple …

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8 months ago
Doctors with boats: How a Kenyan woman is keeping her people healthy

“When you’ve been given the world, you have to give the world back.” Thanks for sharing this Ruby Cup

Driven by a vision of providing medical access, Umra Omar began mobile healthcare visitations throughout the region—first by motorbike, then by boat, and even by plane.

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8 months ago
World Economic Forum opens the search for Africa's top female entrepreneurs

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/world-economic-forum-opens-the-search-for-africas-top-female-entrepreneurs/

Our contest is open to any female entrepreneur whose business is less than three years old, uses innovative technology or business models, and has at least one year of revenue generation

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8 months ago
Femme International

"Breaking the menstrual taboo is critical in the fight for gender equality."

Our Research Coordinator, Jennifer, just returned from an inspiring week in Tanga, with our partners at Youth with Disabilities Community Program - YDCP. Together, Femme and YDCP are providing ... See more

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8 months ago
Timeline Photos

Hello lovely supporters of The Red Tent Project!

Wanted to give you all a long overdue update on the project and our strategy moving forwards:

Quick refresh:
When we arrived in Marrakesh on ... See more

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8 months ago
Meghan Markle Pens A Powerful Essay About Period Shaming

"A UNICEF study revealed that 1 out of 3 girls in South Asia knew nothing about menstruation prior to getting it while 48% of girls in Iran and 10% of girls in India believe that menstruation is a ... See more

We heart Meghan.

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8 months ago
Acumen

"Girls are denied their basic rights for being female. If I hadn’t been raised a boy, I wouldn't have learned, I wouldn't be free."
— Shamim Akhtar, Acumen Fellow

#AcumenGG17

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9 months ago
Girls are skipping school during their periods because they can't afford sanitary protection

Student missing school because of lack of menstrual health management supplies is not localized to developing countries. This happens in Canada, the US, the UK and ALL around the world. ... See more

British girls from low-income families are missing school during their periods because they cannot afford sanitary protection - prompting charities working with women and girls abroad to move their ... See more

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9 months ago
media.giphy.com

EMPOWERD WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN.

We rise together, we thrive together. Today we celebrate our power, our grace, our compassion, intersectional feminism and unity. ✊🏽 #iwd2017 ... See more

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9 months ago
For The Sisters: A Fundraiser

SAVE // THE // DATE //

March 25th
Beautiful people doing beautiful things

"Regardless of housing or financial status, all women should be granted access to feminine hygiene products. All women have ... See more

Regardless of housing or financial status, all women should be granted access to feminine hygiene products. All women have the right to keep themselves safe, clean and comfortable during ... See more

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9 months ago
Ruby Cup

We saw this first hand in Haiti and East Africa, where women and girls in poverty suffer infections from using old rags, newspapers, leaves, and even bark as menstrual health supplies. 💔

"Using ... See more

"Using cloths for your period is embarrassing," Dlamini says. "It shows everyone that you are so poor that you cannot even buy proper pads."

An in-depth article shining light on how hard life is ... See more

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9 months ago
Timeline Photos

130 million girls didn't go to school today. Help us change that. We stand in solidarity with @onecampaign because #girlscount Visit @onecampaign to show your support! ... See more

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9 months ago

#tbt to our morning wake-up call in the Sahara #noisyneighbors 🐪🐪🤣🐪🐪

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9 months ago
Here's What It's Like To Have A Period When You're Trans

“You can be a guy with a vagina that bleeds for a week every month. There’s nothing wrong with you. You are beautiful.”

Great piece from BuzzFeed. Thank you for sharing Lunapads.com!

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"You can be a guy with a vagina that bleeds for a week every month. There's nothing wrong with you. You are beautiful."

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9 months ago
Femme International

"A young Malagasy girl is always isolated during her menstrual period because it is the girl's business,” 25-year-old Iriana Andrianalimanana, founder of the Citizen Healthy Girls project for ... See more

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9 months ago
Lunapads.com

Ever wonder what's up with down there?

We partnered with our buds Options for Sexual Health BC to craft this user's guide to the vulva.

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