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Give the gift of confidence this Holiday Season. Femme International has launched our Holiday Giving Campaign! Please take a moment to browse the gifts in our online store and make a purchase for yourself, or in honour of a loved one. When you give the gift of confidence, you are helping young girls in East Africa stay safe, healthy and in school - every day of the month!
Femme is in Tanzania!
Femme International is in Moshi, Tanzania! Our team arrived on the ground in October to begin running the Feminine Health Management Program with schoolgirls in the Kilimanjaro region, as well as run a pilot for our new Boys Health Education Program.
Femme first began work in Moshi in April, 2014 and we are excited to return this fall. Our Programs Team will be running two programs - the FHM and BHE programs with school girls and boys over the next two months. The community of Moshi is very different from Mathare, Nairobi and we are adapting our programs for more rural, agrarian beneficiaries. Femme will be working with a number of secondary schools in the surrounding communities, as well as several local community based organizations.
During these months, Femme is collaborating with partner Anza International to create large scale, sustainable and locally-driven programs.
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Celebrate the world's first MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY on May 29th, 7pm at the Revue Cinema. Join us for an exciting night of film and discussion!
Crankytown will be announcing the 2014 winners of Crankyfest with an exclusive screening! Crankyfest is the world's only menstruation-themed online film festival. We will also be screening the award-winning documentary Menstrual Man.
Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to Femme International.
Learn more about this event!
Make a secure online donation and help Femme address the unique health and safety needs of women and girls in developing communities.
A contribution of $50 is all it takes to ensure a school girl in the slum of Mathare will have everything she needs to go to school and maintain her personal hygiene. Included in the cost is the completion of the Feminine Health Management Programme, which consists of educational workshops, a workbook, a lunchtime snack and a Femme Kit.
Each Femme Kit contains: Menstrual Cup; Bar of Soap; Soap Container; Small Towel; Logbook & Pencil; Tin Pot (safe for boiling water); Hand Mirror; Small Toiletries Bag
To learn more about Femme Kits and how you can help, click here.
International Day of the Girl Child Is About Empowering Girls
On October 11, 2014, the world will celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, a day designated to promoting the rights of girls, and recognizing the unique challenges they face. The theme this year is all about empowering adolescent girls.
Read the full article here.
Our very own Nice Kirumu, FHM Program Facilitator (Tanzania) writes about her first experiences with a menstrual cup!
The first time I heard about a menstrual cup was when I was volunteering with Anza International here in Moshi.
At Femme International, we strongly believe that including men and boys in the road towards gender equality is the key to its success. We need to challenge men and boys to recognize that gender equality not only benefits their sisters, wives and mothers, but also themselves.