Church of Sweden

Church of Sweden

Based in Uppsala, Sweden. Working in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, South-Sudan, Zimbabwe, South-Africa, Swaziland, Liberia and Egypt.

Activities: Sponsor of the Menstrual Cup Summit and working with sexual and reproductive health and rights through local partners in Tanzania where menstrual health management is an important component. Focus is on adolescents, education, rural, urban and capacity building.

Partners in Tanzania –  Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania; Christian Council of Tanzania; and Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service.

Website and contact: https://www.svenskakyrkan.se/internationelltarbete
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/svenskakyrkaninternationellt

Could You?

Could You? logo

We are a US (NYC/San Diego) 501c3 working across Africa with a focus in Mozambique, Ghana, Liberia, Uganda, South Africa

CouldYou? is a proven non-profit in the menstrual health / hygiene space in developing countries providing menstrual health education and distribution of the CouldYou? menstrual cups to vulnerable girls in Africa; in rural and peri-urban communities. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is central to CouldYou? approach to results-based management. We have built long term relationships with local communities, NGO’s and the Ministries of Health, Education and Gender. Our work in girls and women empowerment has directly benefitted +50,000 women/girls with a focus in Mozambique, Ghana, and Liberia. In 2019 we provided menstrual health education and a CouldYou? menstrual cup to 16,000 vulnerable girls in Africa. Solving the issue of period poverty is not just a matter of providing a product. CouldYou? is committed to normalize menstruation and break stigmas and taboos, so when we distribute the cup we accompany the distribution with educational workshops for both boys and girls about the menstrual cups, menstruation, SRHR, consent, etc. We also work with celebrity ambassadors to encourage girls to try the cup. We’ve produced a music video, a comic book and a Public Service Announcement. We also hire marginalized women to make our cotton carrying bags; giving them an opportunity to set up a small business.

Website https://www.couldyou.org
Email Address [email protected]
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/couldyoucup
Twitter https://twitter.com/couldyouafrica
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/couldyoucup

Flowcup

Flowcup

Based in Malmo, Sweden. Working in Europe, Namibia, South Africa, Sweden, Guinea Bissau and India.

Activities: Marketing Flowcups with ‘Buy One, Give One’ model and distributing free cups through non-government organisations.

Website: www.flowcup.se
Website: www.flowcup.com 
Facebook page: @flowcup
Contact: [email protected]

Match Research Unit

Based in and working in: Durban, South Africa

Activities: MatCH Research Unit (MRU), is a Research Unit of the Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. They conduct behavioural, operations and clinical research, with communities and local structures. They provide technical assistance for the Department of Health and other NGOs to affect policy change and enhance best practice. They work with diverse partners, collaborators and donors, including local and international universities and research centres. Their research on the use of menstrual cups among sex workers, and learners, found them acceptable.

Website https://www.matchresearch.co.za
Email [email protected]

Smart Cups

Smart Cups

Based and working in: South Africa

Activities: Feminine Hygiene Company that supports sustainable Menstrual Care, gaining African acclaim as a leader.

A collective effort breaking barriers, saving the environment for the packaging and material waste of more than 2400 pads or tampons per user. Securing access to a basic education for girls in the poorest countries and a stark reminder of the millions of girls who are being left behind.

Website: http://www.smartcups.co.za
Email Address: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartcupssa/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/smartcupssa/