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Femme International

Org #17992
Vetted since 2017
2013
year founded
$34,270
raised on GlobalGiving
2
years fundraising
1
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

Femme International is committed to using education, conversation & distribution to break down the global menstrual taboo. Menstruation affects 51% of the world's population, with every woman experiencing menses during her lifetime. For menstruators in low-income communities, getting your period presents a set of specific challenges - poor access to menstrual products, oppressive taboos, lack of adequate hygiene facilities, and lack of reproductive health education. 83% of girls in Burkina Faso, and 77% in Nigeria (UNICEF) have no place to clean themselves at school, and will therefore leave early. The World Bank has estimated that girls will miss 10-20% of her education because ... read more

Project Leaders
Sabrina Rubli
Sabrina Rubli
Team
Rachael Ouko, Jennifer Rubli, Florence Akara
Organization Information
769 Rock Road
RR2
Oxford Mills, ON K0G1S0
Canada
4163337377

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #4534212788
Organization Information
769 Rock Road
RR2
Oxford Mills, ON K0G1S0
Canada
4163337377

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #4534212788

Project Reports

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May 4, 2020
Periods DON'T STOP for Pandemics!
The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially tough on us because not only is the core of our programming education, but, in order to serve the lowest-income menstruators, we rely on community gatherings...
Jan 2, 2020
Introducing the Twende Initiative - Climate Launchpad National champion (Tanzania 2019)
In September 2019, our social business idea; the “Twende Initiative” was awarded first prize, and a ticket to represent Tanzania in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, at the largest global green...
Jul 17, 2019
New Research!
New research! We worked with a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Exeter to highlight how complex the issue of menstruation is around the...
 
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