Our local partners

 

To be able to do what we do we need access to a network of local partners and experts. Below you find the organizations that we are currently running projects with. Wise Economy Global Association is the owner of myperiodisawesome.com and is described as one of the partners below.

Local project manager, Thulani Velebayi. Sonke Gender Justice.

Local project manager, Thulani Velebayi. Sonke Gender Justice.

Sonke Gender Justice - South Africa

Sonke’s vision is a world in which men, women and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke Gender Justice works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. Read more about Sonke here.

Susan Barnes. Founder of Project Dignity.

Susan Barnes. Founder of Project Dignity.

Project Dignity - South Africa

The aim of Project Dignity is to reduce absenteeism and dropout rates in schools and increase opportunities for girls to complete their education with dignity. Project Dignity are also the create of Subz washable pads. So far Project Dignity have handed out 120.000 kits of washable pads and have put the equal amount of girls through their educational program. Read more about Project Dignity here.

My Period Is Awesome is currently running one capacity building project together with Project Dignity and Sonke Gender Justice. The project is funded by Forum Syd.

Volunteers and staff at Wellbeing Foundation.

Volunteers and staff at Wellbeing Foundation.

Wellbeing Foundation - Uganda

“Wellbeing Foundation believes human connection can be the tool for change in one’s life by being the bridge for a permanent shift in the mindset.

Since our birth in 2015, we have been driven to unlock limitless potential of young people from marginalized and less privileged communities and backgrounds. By creating space/platform for stories that are un-told we eventually unlock the possibilities in these stories. From our Wellbeing center in Kisenyi, we are now operating in different parts of the country giving young people from marginalized backgrounds and communities a voice of expression, a choice of life and an opportunity to succeed in a world system that has previously left them behind.”

My Period Is Awesome is running two projects with Wellbeing Foundation. The projects are funded by Forum Syd and Swedish Institute. Read about the Creative Force project here, and the capacity building project here.

We are trying to get the Swedish crew together and take a group photo... Stay tuned!

We are trying to get the Swedish crew together and take a group photo... Stay tuned!

Wise Economy Global Association - Sweden

“Cross border dialogue for a wiser economy worldwide.
We believe that through dialogue it is possible to develop a wiser and more sustainable economy globally. We want to contribute to a better World through promoting the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge across borders.”

Wise Economy Global Association (WE) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit Swedish association and is the owner of myperiodisawesome.com. WE has organizational partners in 14 countries and  24 years of experience from Gender Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment, Human Rights and Democracy projects. The projects have always had the goal of capacity building of NGOs and Networks.

Some results; 56 NGOs have been capacity built in 14 developing countries and approximately 90 % of them still exist. 55,000 women have been trained - about 30 % of entrepreneurship has companies today, 20 % of the politicians were elected, 5 % ended up in their country’s parliament at the time. 8,000 men were trained in Fatherhood in cooperation with the Swedish NGO Men for Gender Equality.

Wilka Simaneka, MPIA Ambassador Veronica de Klerk, Salatiel Shinedima and project manager Tatiana Sikwila.

Wilka Simaneka, MPIA Ambassador Veronica de Klerk, Salatiel Shinedima and project manager Tatiana Sikwila.

Women’s Action for Development (WAD) - Namibia

Women’s Action for Development (WAD) is a Namibian-based non-profitmaking, non-partisan NGO and has been operational in Namibia since 1994.  It is a Self-Help Organization which follows a two-pronged program, namely the socio-economic and socio-political empowerment of women and men from marginalized communities. The organization which has mainly been sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since its establishment 24 years ago, is operational in all 14 regions of the country.

The partners finished the project, My Period is Awesome - Namibia, in June 2019. The project focused on capacity building of WAD, training of MHM-trainer and distribution of menstrual cups sponsored by the Danish company OrganiCup. The project was co-funded by Forum Syd and Hjärtner & Partner. Read the closing summary of the project here.



Amina Umuhoza Poetess, founder of Dukataze

Amina Umuhoza Poetess, founder of Dukataze

Dukataze - Rwanda

Dukataze is a Rwandan social enterprise with the aim to empower young women mentally, socially and economically to fight unintended pregnancies in Rwanda.

Dukataze provides reproductive health information through the community outreaches that they organize and through the reproductive health stories that are available on their platform, “to equip young women with the necessary skills that they need regarding reproductive health, but also to bridge the gap between the parents who are not open to talk about reproductive health and children” (qoute from Amina Umuhoza Poetess). Their strategy is to use peer influence: they educate young women and turn them into peer educators of their fellows. They also encourage young women to start small income generating projects and act as resellers of their products. This way, Dukatze helps the women fight dependency syndrome as well as educate them in sexual and reproductive health and rights.

My Period Is Awesome runs a pilot project with Dukataze to investigate the needs and possibilities for the organization; how Dukataze can build a strong movement in Rwanda. Read more about Dukataze and the partnership here.