An Open Letter To My Period

Hi Friend, Long time, no talk. Whenever you’re here, I’m just never in a mental space to have an unbiased conversation – so here goes nothing. We’ve been friends for over a decade; of course, we’ve had our down days, but we’ve also had our moments. Oh, how I’ve pampered myself when you arrive, and […]

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” […]

Menstruation at the Movies

With the release of Akshay Kumar’s Padman, we definitively entered a new age, one in which menstruation isn’t simply to be whispered about. However, believe it or not, periods made their cinematic debut years ago. They’ve even featured in classic hits like “Carrie” and “Clueless.” A simple Google search will show you all the movies […]

Our Month in Review – June 2018

If you’ve ever wanted an inside peek at what a month at GiveHer5 looks like, here’s a behind-the-scenes for you. This is all the interesting stuff our team got up to this month. New Partnerships  We’ve recently partnered with 18 Carat House, a bespoke jewellery brand. Stay tuned for some exciting new partnerships in the […]

The 2018 Menstrual Hygiene Day Round-Up

May 28th marked the fourth celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day initiated by the WASH United in 2014. World Menstrual Hygiene Day aims to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene management by bringing together various non-profits, government agencies, private sector companies, the media, and private individuals. Over 300 events celebrated menstruation across the globe under the […]

What is Free Bleeding?

Maybe you’ve never heard of the term free bleeding or perhaps all you know about it is how Kiran Gandhi ran the 2015 London Marathon while free bleeding.   For those unaccustomed, free bleeding is the act of forgoing sanitary products while menstruating. That means instead of using a pad, tampon, or menstrual cup to […]

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