At Femme International, we believe that menstruation should not be a source of shame but rather a source of pride. Not only are we working towards providing young women with the means to effectively manage their bodies each month, we are working to build confidence and a global appreciation for a bodily function that is entirely natural and normal.
Femme has just launched an IndieGoGo Campaign to help us bring our Feminine Health Management Program to 500 young women this fall, and we need your help to achieve our goal!
We want to give 500 young women in Mathare the essential education and sanitary resources they need to stay safe, healthy and in school - every day of the month.
Take a moment to watch our video, and share our campaign with friends and family!
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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.
Menstrual Hygiene: A Neglected Condition for the Achievement of Several Millennium Development Goals
Publications | Dr. Varina Tjon A Ten | Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA) | 10-10-2007
Read it here.
Femme is growing! Last week our field staff spent time in Moshi, Tanzania to partner with TEACH: Time To Empower Africa's Children, a UK-based NGO. TEACH has been present in Moshi for the past few years and has developed several strong programs which focus on the education and empowerment of young people in their communities.
On May 28th, the world is celebrating the first ever Menstrual Hygiene Day! Spearheaded by Wash United, more than 80 NGOs around the world are working together to start the conversation about menstruation, and break down the taboo!