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&SISTERS: A company with a conscience

&SISTERS: A company with a conscience

Millions of women and girls across the globe stay at home during their periods because they can’t afford period products.

We want to be part of changing that, and 10% of our profits go to support women’s health, education and economic empowerment.

From day one, the &SISTERS mission has been about female empowerment and supporting disadvantaged girls across the world. Globally, millions of girls and women stay at home from school or work during their periods because they can’t afford menstrual products. &SISTERS is dedicated to helping to change this.

We’ve joined forces with AFRIpads, in Africa to provide sanitary pads to disadvantaged girls in Uganda, Kenya & Malawi and with Binti in India to support their work in providing access to pads, education & de-stigmatisation around menstruation.

Although we have chosen to focus, at least in the short-term, on overseas disadvantaged girls and women, there is increasing awareness of period poverty, here in the UK and causes such as @bloodygoodperiod, @theredboxprojectuk, @the_beauty_banks, @gynaecancerfund, #EndPeriodPoverty, #EndTamponTax are all creating a background for much more open discussion around the taboo and stigma of talking about periods, feminine care & female health. I think the recent feminist conversations and solidarity campaigns such as #MeToo, #timesup, #heforshe are also making lots of women realise that they do have a voice and that they can use it for the good of their fellow sisters and campaigns

 

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