Entries by Sabrina

Introducing our YouTube channel!

Welcome to 2017! Have you made any resolutions for yourself this year? Our team has set several goals for ourselves, as a way of keeping us motivated. This year, we want to reach 12,000 women and girls with the Feminine Health Empowerment Program across East Africa, and conduct important research about menstrual health and hygiene. […]

This season, we are thankful for you.

Dear friends, It is that time of year again, where we start thinking about holiday plans and family gatherings. With the holidays fast approaching, it is the season to give thanks and take a moment recognize the people that make our life special. And this year, we want to express our thanks to you! 2016 […]

Ten feminists to admire on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women around the globe. Women are the backbone of society, and they are the key to a successful and just future. In honour of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting ten women who inspire us daily in their actions and […]

Groove: Reproductive Health Education for All

I remember so clearly my first day back at school after I started my very first period. I was incredibly uncomfortable with my “new” body, so I wore the baggiest clothing I could find in my closet. I hated wearing a pad (it made me feel like a baby wearing a diaper), and I wasn’t […]

An Interview with Kiran Gandhi

Kiran Gandhi made headlines around the world earlier this month when she ran the London Marathon while on her period, choosing to bleed freely instead of use a tampon. In the process, she stood up for women around the world who are so often silenced during their cycles, and inspiring women around the world to […]

5 Reasons Why We Believe Menstrual Cups are an Ideal Solution for Women in Developing Communities

Femme’s Feminine Health Management Program is all about ensuring that schoolgirls have the education and resources they need to manage their monthly cycles in a safe and effective way. The educational component works to provide a deeper understanding of their bodies, and break down the stigma that so often surrounds menstruation. The distribution component of […]

The Importance of Latrines at Mangoto Secondary School

One of our guiding principles at Femme is collaboration, and working in partnership with organizations that share a common goal. For us, that means a lot of education and health-based organizations, but today we are talking about how architecture can affect positive change in a community. Recently, we sat down the the team from C-re-a.i.d., […]

National Volunteer Week 2015 – THANK YOU!

This week, Canada is celebrating National Volunteer Week to recognize and celebrate the efforts of dedicated volunteers across Canada. Femme is lucky enough to have an incredible group of hard working and passionate volunteers in many sectors that have contributed in a big way to Femme’s growth and success!  Here, we are profiling a few volunteers whose […]