In August 2020, for Women’s Month, we hosted a virtual run to raise awareness and funds to tackle period poverty.
We asked our community to accept the challenge of running towards combatting period poverty and pledging to donate R10 for every 1km they complete. Together we raised over R29 000, which we used to fund our menstrual health workshops.
We collaborated with SafePad South Africa to host menstrual health workshops across various schools and communities in and around Cape Town. We taught both girls and boys about menstruation, menstrual health and period positivity - we believe it is essential to include boys and men in conversations about periods and menstruation. We also provided each attendee with a box of SafePad, a reusable, sustainable and eco-friendly pad that will allow them to menstruate with dignity for the next 5 years.
In December 2020, we collaborated with Future Females Foundation to gift 100 women in various shelters across Cape Town Christmas gift boxes. With the support and donations from our beautiful community each box contained menstrual products, sweets, chocolate, tea bags, stickers, nail polish, soap and other goodies.
We distributed them to Saartjie Baartman Centre, Haven Night Shelter and St. Anne’s Home to spread the Christmas love.
We hosted period and menstrual health sessions at Zwaanswyk High School in collaboration with SafePad South Africa. We included both girls and boys in the sessions. We also provided each menstruator with a box of SafePad, a reusable, sustainable and eco-friendly pad that will allow them to menstruate with dignity for the next 5 years. Some of the boys took boxes to give their sisters and girlfriends.
Another great session in collaboration with SafePad South Africa! We conducted period sessions at Athlone High School and provided each student that needed and wanted a box of SafePad,
We collaborated with SafePad South Africa to engage in a period sharing session in Lavender Hill. The session was hosted by a fantastic community leader and champion, Sheila Du Plessis.
We distributed 12,000 products raised by our wonderful community in collaboration with Amoyo and partner NGOs, to in-need menstruators in communities in Hout Bay.
Mandela Day is a day dedicated to taking action in our communities and inspiring change! This Mandela Day 2021, we supported menstruators at Loaves and Fishes Shelter + St. Anne’s Shelter in Cape Town with over 400 products.
In the days leading up to Women's Day 2021, we did a period product handover with ladies from the AFM Khaya Celebration Centre. They requested period products to support 100 girls between the ages of 12 + 18 years from Ilitha Park area. At the handover we discussed the importance of empowering girls from a young age and enabling them to reach their potential by eradicating obstacles that stand in their way such as period poverty!
We distributed pads to girls in at Luvolwetfu Primary School in Mpumalanga. Our Period Ambassador Programme Leader, Leonah Ndlovu. met with the girls and discussed the importance of tackling period stigma and shame.