Ruby Life is a social business selling the menstrual cup brand, Ruby Cup, based in Kenya. For every Ruby Cups sold a Ruby Cup is also donated to girls in need through their NGO partners. Ruby Cup has donated more than 2000 menstrual cups to WoMena’s interventions since 2012 and will donate additional 6000+ menstrual cups x to WoMena in 2017 for distribution in Uganda throughout 2017.
AFRIpads Ltd is a social business that manufactures cost-effective, reusable menstrual pads in Uganda with global distribution to more than 1.5 million girls and women worldwide. As part of a partnership started with AFRIpads in 2016, WoMena delivers trainings on MHM for AFRIpads Foundation donations and collaborate on the development comprehensive MHM training curriculum as well as explore joint research opportunities.
Women’s Global Health Innovations (WGHI) is a Canadian company with the vision to develop innovative medical and healthcare products to enhance the quality of women’s lives especially for the most vulnerable women in low and middle-income countries. WoMena collaborates with WGHI on development and testing of new menstrual and reproductive health technologies.
OrganiCup is a Danish company that produces a menstrual cup. OrganiCup was founded in 2012 with the ambition to improve menstrual health on a personal, cultural and global scale. Therefore, OrganiCup has partnered up with WoMena to increase knowledge about menstrual health and break down taboos surrounding periods. OrganiCup has donated more than 1000 cups to WoMena since the beginning of the partnership in 2017 and seek to explore further opportunities for collaboration in the future.
Real Relief CHALLENGE – INNOVATE – APPLY. By making innovative and affordable life improving products and services available to governments, relief agencies, NGO’s, faith-based organizations and private sector donors we are determined to making a real difference for people in real need. Real Relief offers exactly what it promises. Real relief! Real Relief is the manufacturer of SafepadTM – a unique sanitary pad with a special antimicrobial treatment. SafepadTM is a reusable sanitary pad that can be environmentally safely disposed after end of use. SafepadTM is designed to provide a safe and infection free experience while in use.
Marie Stopes works in 37 countries across the world, and has over the last 40 years reached more than 120 million girls and women with safe contraceptives and other health-related services. In Uganda, Marie Stopes has 16 clinics across the country, and a toll free hotline for counselling and information in 16 local languages. WoMena collaborates with Marie Stopes Uganda on marketing of menstrual cups through community women’s sale.
ZOA is a Dutch international relief and recovery organisation, that works in more than 15 countries globally where people are affected by conflict or disaster. In Uganda ZOA supports returnee communities to rebuild their livelihoods through an evidence-based, holistic and community based approach focusing on education, water and sanitation, food security, economic development and civic education. WoMena collaborates with ZOA on assessing and developing MHM interventions among refugees.
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is a German NGO, who is an active stakeholder in water and sanitation in the Karamoja region of Uganda, partners with WoMena in our Menstrual Cup Market Accessibility Project (MCMAP). The partnership between WHH and WoMena started with a menstrual cup pilot project for schoolgirls and women in Karamoja, as a sustainable solution for managing their menstruation. The results on menstrual cup use were overwhelmingly positive and WHH is now helping us test new sales models of menstrual cups. In Karamoja, WHH is facilitating the sale of menstrual cups through savings and loan groups, as well as in a payment-for-work scheme.
Menstrual Health Hub is an online platform with the goal to become a centralised hub that will provide a place for those working across disciplines to share best practices, reliable research and effective educational approaches to strengthen the collective impact of global menstrual health. WoMena collaborates with MH Hub on exchanging evidence and knowledge on MHM.
Femme International is a NGO working in schools and communities in Tanzania and Kenya with feminine health education and distribution of menstrual health kits focusing on increasing knowledge and breaking myths and taboo on reproductive health. Femme International is also a Ruby Life partner and receive donated Ruby Cups for their interventions.
Menstrual Cup Uganda (MCU) is a Swedish non-profit organization established in 2013. MCU provides training on sexual reproductive health, MHM and menstrual cups and distributes cups for free to girls and women in Uganda.
The Cup Effect is an NGO working to raise awareness about menstrual cups and make them more widely available – especially in places where women and girls would benefit most from having access to them. They currently work in the UK with menstrual cup sales and advocacy work, while implementing menstrual cup projects in Kenya and Malawi. The Cup Effect is also a Ruby Life partner and receive donated Ruby Cups for their interventions.
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is an informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. SuSanA is a platform for coordination and collaborative work and connects members to a community of people with diverse expertise, contributing to policy dialogue through joint publications, meetings and initiatives.
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global alliance initiated by WASH United, currently with more than 380 partner organisations across all sectors, engaging in action, advocacy and knowledge-sharing around MHM to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role of MHM in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. WoMena, as member of MH Day Alliance, participates in the organisation and yearly celebration of MH Day on the 28th of May.
The Embassy of Iceland in Kampala works under the Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) on the areas of fisheries, education, energy, health, and water and sanitation (WASH) in Uganda. ICEIDA currently runs a 5-year district development programme on the shores of Lake Victoria in Buikwe district.
WoMena have been commissioned to introduce a menstrual component to adolescent girls and boys in selected schools in order for the girls to stay in school into and throughout puberty. WoMena works in collaboration with district and school staff on providing menstrual management education to almost 4000 girls and boys, and introducing menstrual cups and reusable pads to around 2000 girls during a 2-year period.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. In collaboration with the Medical Research Council and Uganda Virus Research Institute, LSHTM leads a study assessing the impact of a comprehensive menstrual health intervention on education outcomes in Uganda.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) is a public university in Uganda. WoMena collaborates with the MUST Department of Gender and Women Studies on design and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research related to MHM and menstrual cups.
The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) is a global partnership of public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure their better reproductive health. WoMena is a member of the Coalition under the Neglected and Underutilised Reproductive Health Technology (NURTH) Caucasus and the Youth Caucus.
HUE is a Kenyan Advertising Agency which provides WoMena with pro bono creative and marketing support
Giving Wings is a Stockholm, Sweden based foundation with the purpose to support women and girls in gaining independence and self-sufficiency through education and healthcare initiatives primarily focusing on menstrual health as well as promoting awareness on global women’s issues
Hvass&Hannibal is a Danish design company based in Copenhagen, which pro-bono designed cards where all profits go to support WoMena’s work.