Our Month in Review – July 2018

Curious about what our month looked like? Here is a sneak peek inside the GiveHer5 HQ this July. New Partnerships We recently partnered with the ISFLF – Indo-Swiss Future Leaders Forum. It is a bilateral dialogue platform that fosters networking, engagement, and learnings and builds upon ideas and cultures between India and Switzerland and we […]

Menstruating in a Refugee Camp

“When I get my period here, I feel so bad. I ask, ‘Why do I need to get this period?’ There are so many people around, it makes me feel uncomfortable. It’s so awkward and embarrassing.” These are the words used by a young Bangladeshi girl living as a refugee in Kutupalong Refugee Camp in […]

Let’s Talk About Period Sex, Baby

Yes, you read that right. Period. Sex. We can hear the echoing “ewwwww” already. But don’t click away just yet, maybe we can change your mind and erase some period sex myths. We’re in the business of busting taboos, after all. Why don’t you join us?   Misconception No. 1 – “It’s painful, no?” A […]

Why Do We Bleed?

Many a period days have seen me Google, “Why do I bleed?” I often wonder what made me so special to have landed on the woman side of the spectrum. Whether you believe in survival of the fittest, chance, or a creator that devised the mechanisms in your body, we know it wasn’t a glitch […]

Menstruating in the Workplace

Last summer, Culture Machine, a digital media company based in Mumbai, made national news when they announced their decision to provide paid “menstrual leave” as part of their employment policy. Devleena S Majumdar, President of their Human Resources department stated, “Men and women are not biologically equal which is why we already have benefits like […]

Does Period Poverty Exist in Developed Countries?

 Period poverty seems like a phenomenon for “underdeveloped” or “developing countries” – a curse that the “powerful” countries of the world need not endure. Despite the fact that most developed countries have stable systems of menstrual education and an abundance of period products, accessibility still remains a huge problem in many parts of the “developed” […]

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