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Lockdown has exposed deep inequalities which we can't ignore

Periods don’t stop in a pandemic

Read on to find out more about the huge negative repercussions the coronavirus and resulting lockdowns have on women from different cultures, and the struggles that people who menstruate are having to face during this time.
August 05, 2020
Period products from around the world: cotton, cow patties and reusable pads.

From cups to cow dung: how people around the world manage periods

Let us take you for a little trip around the world to find out how six different women manage their periods. From homemade reusable pads, to dried cow patties, to holes in the ground, many women must use what's available to them - but everyone, everywhere deserves to have the knowledge and resources to manage their period safely and with dignity.
July 09, 2020
An illustration of the four seasons, which can describe each phase of your menstrual cycle

Empower your period: supercharge your cycle

Discover the superpowers that come with each phase of our menstrual cycles. By getting familiar with our monthly cycles, we can understand so much more about why we act a certain way at certain times of the month. And once we get to grips with that, we can start planning our lives around our cycles. We can begin to go with the flow.
June 29, 2020
Screenshots of our 7 favourite period tracking apps

Top 7 apps to track your menstrual cycle

Whatever the reason behind tracking your period, it’s a great way to gain more control over your natural rhythms, and the easiest way to do so is with your phone. To save you time, we’ve shortlisted our favourite period tracking apps.
June 11, 2020
The covers of our 5 autumn reading picks

The Fempowered Book Club - recommended reads

Feeling like it’s time to get cosy with a cuppa and a good read? Well we’ve got your back. Here are the latest recommended reads from our book club that will leave you celebrating your body, your menstrual cycle and the power of feminism.
October 22, 2019
Friends Irene and Winfred with their arms around each other

Girls supporting girls

Friends Winfred and Irene didn’t know what was happening to them when they started their periods. They missed school every month. But with a new health club at school, the girls have learnt to take control of their personal hygiene, manage their periods and even make their own reusable sanitary pads.

September 13, 2019
Are these 5 common period myths true or false?

5 period myths busted

Even though they’ve been around since the beginning of humankind, there's still so much confusion around our menstrual cycles. We're here to debunk five of the most common myths around periods, from whether you can get pregnant on your period, to the amount of blood you lose.
August 29, 2019
Nina Cosford standing in front of her period-themed artwork for the Out of Order exhibition.

Out of Order: showing the struggle of managing periods through art

Artist Nina Cosford shares her period-themed artwork that she created exclusively for a WaterAid. The work explores the issues women experience when dealing with their periods: from pain and hormones, to the dangers of having no decent toilet nearby.
August 09, 2019
Group shot of some of the girls that took part in the photography project in Nepal

Snapping the stigmas

When you subscribe to Fempowered you'll be supporting WaterAid projects that encourage girls in developing countries to shake off the taboos associated with periods - like the photography project in Nepal, which helped girls like Manisha realise periods don't have to be a source of shame.
July 19, 2019
A variety of period products alternatives, such as period pants and menstrual cups.

How to have a sustainable period - 5 eco-friendly options

Thinking about making the switch to using more sustainable protection during your period? We've put together a handy guide of eco-friendly options you can use, from organic cotton tampons to reusable period pants.
July 15, 2019