#periodproofed - we enter with a BANG!

We are so proud to announce that My Period Is Awesome Sweden is going to make sure that all toilets at the Gothenburg Book Fair is #periodproofed! This means that there will be tampons (in three differens sizes), pads and a bin available on every toilet for the 80’000+ visitors! We will also paper the walls with posters and information about the campaign to inspire people to join the movement.

Ulf Lundquist - our volunteer photographer from Salesforce

Let us introduce Ulf Lundquist; the person who has taken many of the pictures we post both here on the blog and social media. Ulf is currently working at the software company Salesforce that has a fascinating volunteer policy. A policy that makes it possible for Ulf to donate money and work hours for Wise Economy and My Period is Awesome.

Menstruation and the global goals

Can we achieve total sustainability if we include menstruation in developing projects? Not really. But when we look at UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we see an opportunity to include menstruation in multiple development disciplines such as poverty, health, education and sanitation.

Meet Kim Windvogel at Gothenburg Book Fair

Kim Windvogel is a UN Fellowship Participant and one of the founders of the South African organization FEMMEPROJECTS. Kim is also one of our guests at the Gothenburg Book fair in September! Read the introduction about Kim below, and save the dates 26-29th of September when you are able to meet Kim in our stand at Gothenburg Book fair.

We love Tomorro'

Tomorro’ Agency have been with us bro bono since 2017 and they are the geniuses behind our My Period is Awesome logo, profile and tagline. They are also one of the special partners of our Swedish project #periodproofed where they helped us with the graphic profile, illustration and the website.

Closing summary of My Period is Awesome Namibia

The evaluation was conducted in May 2019 and we received positive feedback from the project participants. The principals and life skills teachers confirmed that there was positive behavior noted after the training and that the number of girls requesting for sanitary products from the school had reduced. We are happy that we received positive responses from the schools and also happy for the experience we got from implementing the project.

A visit at the washable pads factory

Susan Barnes is the founder of Subz Pads and is one, out of two My Period is Awesome partners in South Africa. To date, Sue and her team has handed out over 120 000 packs of washable pads and panties countrywide and overseen talks at countless school. And there’s more to come. The challenge of reaching all South African girls in need is a daunting one, but ultimately the end goal.

#periodproofed - new project in Sweden

New project for My Period is Awesome Sweden! The campaign website for #periodproofed (#menssäkrad) launches today! The campaign culminates in September at the biggest cultural event in the Nordic countries – the Göteborg Book Fair. Our end goal: #periodproof the restrooms in all work places, schools, and public places in Sweden by 2022.