We seek a world without gender oppression; a world where all have the right to opportunity and possibility.
Femme International aims to address the unique health and safety needs of women and girls in developing communities. We believe that all women deserve the opportunity to empower themselves through education and personal health. By providing females with innovative tools and knowledge, we hope to facilitate their ability to overcome gender-specific barriers.
Femme International is an international non-governmental organization that was founded in 2013 to address the high rates of deliberate absenteeism among adolescent girls as a direct result of their menstrual cycles. In East Africa, menstruation is one of the biggest reasons why girls miss school – often dropping out altogether. This putting them at a distinct disadvantage when compared to their male counterparts.
Femme is committed to using education and conversation to break down the menstrual taboo on a global scale. By taking an education-based approach, Femme is tackling the issue at its root and ensuring that no girl will grow up thinking her body is unclean or inappropriate.