It’s official! We are participants at the Gothenburg Book Fair in September 2019! If you are in Gothenburg 26-29th of September: come and see us at our stand or listen to one of our seminars.
My Period Is Awesome currently have partners in three countries and a total of five active projects. The next project to introduced is the capacity building project for our partners Wellbeing Foundation financed by Forum Syd..
Before all our partners start sharing their own story we are going to further introduce them and the projects we run together. First up: Our Creative Force project in Uganda!
In September we launched My Period is Awesome - Namibia together with our partner Womens Action for development (WAD). Present at the launch was:
Women’s Action for Development (WAD), our local partner in Namibia, has gained media attention in one of Namibia’s most popular newspapers: New Era. This after WAD’s graduation ceremony in Omaheke. Salatiel Shinedima, Executive Director at WAD, called for zero VAT on sanitary products, because some households spend a large amount of their income on these products and as a result have less money for school fees etc.
Hi Farid, can you tell me a little about yourself?
I am Shyaka Lwanyaaga Farid, the Captain Fox (C.E.O and Founder) of The Wellbeing Foundation (TWF), and program Manager, Lead Mentor Uganda, East and Central Africa for Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). …
The awesome and new The Period Game teaches kids, (and why not adults?) about menstruation in a fun and original way.
We are starting a new series of posts on Wise Economy, where we present our local partners. First up is Women’s Action For Development (WAD), Wise Economy’s local partner in Namibia.
Patricia Hjärtner, founder of Hjärtner & Partner, new annual sponsor of Wise Economy's project platform My Period is Awesome. The generous donation covers the entire co-funding of Wise Economy’s latest project in Namibia.
The Danish company OrganiCup has donated 1000 menstrual cups to My Period Is Awesome Namibia. The menstrual cup is a menstrual hygiene product that is inserted in the vagina and collects the blood, in difference to the tampon that is absorbing. The cup can be used for years, and is therefore economical for the user.
Hi Louise! Tell us, where are you?
I’m in Windhoek, in Namibia!
What are you doing there?
I’m doing a field study for my Master’s thesis in Global Health about how boys are included in education about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with focus on the education on menstruation.
My name is Hanna Hellström and I am this semester’s intern at Wise Economy - My Period Is Awesome. It is going to be super exciting to be here and help out with the projects, and everything I am going to know after this semester!