WAD calls for zero VAT on sanitary products in Namibia!

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.

Get to know our funder - The Swedish Institute

Creative Force is a funding programme for international projects. It is open to Swedish organisations and their partners in our target countries who work through media or the arts to strengthen democracy, human rights and freedom of expression. It offers two types of grant: seed funding and collaborative projects. Wise Economy is currently running a two year collaborative project in collaboration with Wellbeing Foundation in Uganda.

OrganiCup donates 1000 menstrual cups

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. 

Interview with our MFS student Louise!

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.

The intern has started!

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!

Information project in Sweden

The initiative will contribute to increased knowledge in Sweden about the importance of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and promote open debate and strengthen the commitment to a World where menstruation is not an obstacle. The project will also increase the understanding and respect for Wise Economy's local partners' work and expertise in the various My Period is Awesome projects.