Femme International is building a world where no one is limited by their body’s natural cycle.
Femme International uses education and conversation to empower women and girls around the world.
Femme International believes that health education is a right, and by breaking the globally persistent menstrual taboo, we can unleash a generation of strong, confident and healthy women.
By addressing menstrual health and hygiene, Femme is tackling a root cause of the gender disparity, and ensuring that boys and girls have the same opportunities to excel professionally, academically and personally.
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 a major reason why girls will 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.
In 2015, Femme’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Sabrina Rubli gave a compelling talk at a TedX conference where she discussed the persistent menstrual taboos, and the need to come together as a global community to shift the way menstruation is discussed, and how it affects women and girls.