Could twenty eighth is World Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) and since this present day was declared in 2014, there was a steep improve of organizations and voices working collectively on Menstrual Hygiene Administration (MHM)—to normalize conversations surrounding menstrual hygiene—in addition to to fulfill the necessity for menstrual hygiene merchandise world wide. This want is called “interval poverty”.
Interval poverty impacts thousands and thousands of women and girls in america and world wide. 30 states within the U.S. have a tax on menstrual hygiene merchandise as a result of they’re thought-about “unessential” items. This contributes to the monetary burden on low-income ladies and households who might have to decide on between buying meals for his or her kids or female hygiene merchandise. Consequently, ladies might miss faculty whereas on their durations—ladies might miss work. Based on the United Nations Youngsters’s Fund, one in ten African ladies don’t attend faculty throughout menstruation. We can not enable this burden to proceed to have an effect on the lives of thousands and thousands world wide.
With an elevated consciousness of interval poverty surging, a non-profit group, CouldYou? has emerged as a revered voice advocating for the top of interval poverty. CouldYou? Was fashioned in 2008 by Christine Garde Denning who’s one in all Forbes’ “Forty Over 40” ladies making a world influence. CouldYou? companions with native leaders, NGO’s and governments to offer poverty options.
For Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021, CouldYou? Cup is partnering with World Artists United and Kwasi Asare, to current its Digital Menstrual Hygiene Day actions. CouldYou? will likely be sponsoring a hybrid of digital and in-person occasions.
CouldYou’s most important occasion on Could twenty eighth at 2:00 p.m. PST will likely be held nearly and options reside appearances and performances by Jerry Wonda with particular shock visitor, together with Ghana’s Joselyn Dumas, South Africa’s Brian Temba and Gigi Lamayne, Mozambique’s Cuca and Argentina’s sensation Brenda Asnicar. Register for this free occasion, right here.
In reference to Menstrual Hygiene Day, CouldYou? is offering the chance to offer a CouldYou? Cup for an underserved woman or girl in Africa with a donation of $10, in addition to a “Get a Cup Give a Cup” possibility for a $28 donation. All the particulars on the digital occasion, together with the alternatives to ship a Cup to a woman in want can be found at this hyperlink.
On-the-ground actions will happen in Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa, with beneficiant assist and funding offered by Ghana Well being Providers, Engineers with out Borders, the French Embassy, Positivo Mozambique, Ministries of Gender and Well being and different people and NGO’s. Every nation may even have TV and Radio broadcasts.
Moreover, CouldYou? is partnering with international media developer Kwasi Asare for a digital dialogue on Clubhouse at 3:00 p.m. PST within the UN 75 Membership that Mr. Asare based. The dialog will embody Founder and CEO, Christine Garde Denning, World Artists United’s Jalen James and Rachel Karry, US activist Lorna Johnson, Arora Akanksha and several other others. Click on right here for extra data on the Clubhouse occasion schedule and program.
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In 2017, the CouldYou? Ladies’ Well being Initiative launched to sustainably tackle the Menstrual Hygiene Administration (MHM) wants of girls and ladies in Africa working to offer rapid entry to well being schooling and menstrual cups. CouldYou?’s schooling and cups are offered primarily in Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Mozambique, Liberia and america. The CouldYou? Cups include carrying luggage sewn by 10-17-year-old ladies who’re transitioning out of the intercourse commerce in Uganda.
In 2021, CouldYou? acquired its personal CouldYou? Cup mould and started manufacturing at an ISO licensed facility in america. The cup is 100% medical-grade silicone and FDA licensed.The Cup is the most secure, most economically and environmentally pleasant alternative for Menstrual Hygiene Administration. These cups final for as much as 10 years and require minimal water for laundry. Previous to 2021, CouldYou? partnered with different menstrual cup manufacturing corporations to distribute the menstrual cup and supply well being schooling to marginalized women and girls.