Charity website: https://irise.org.uk/
During Menstrual Hygiene Week, we pledged to donate 1 cup for every sale to Irise International. As a result, we were able to donate 30 cups. These were distributed through the Sheffield Food Bank to people in need.
We think Irise are awesome. They’re dedicated to creating period equality for everyone and are working to advance menstrual health programming, research, advocacy, and policy development. They have offices in Sheffield, UK, and Jinja, Uganda. Irise are shifting common beliefs and discrimination associated with menstruation by helping to create supportive communities that are equipped to address the causes of period inequality.
In the UK, there was a 23% increase in food bank parcels from 2018 to 2019. That’s an extra 165,097 food parcels. One third of these were for children. Irise reports that most young people who menstruate are shocked and embarrassed by their period and 1 in 7 don’t even know what’s happening when their period first starts.
Access to menstruation products and education will lead to improved sexual and reproductive health outcomes and enable people who menstruate to take part in normal life activities—like going to school or earning money.
At Libby Cup, we want everyone to have the opportunity to be their greatest self and we are dedicated to becoming a sustainable long-term choice for menstruators in need.
Everybody deserves bloody comfort when they bleed!
If you are a charity that needs donated menstrual cups, please get in touch.
Or, if you would like to sponsor a cup to someone who needs it, then we will double up your generosity! Buy a cup for another in need here.
Written by Nina Giblinwright
25 July 2020