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Human Rights Day 2020

Human Rights Day 2020

This year’s Human Rights Day focuses on our recovery from the pandemic and how human rights must be at the centre of our post Covid world. It was reassuring to see that most of the measures outlined by the UN to close inequality gaps and advance human rights are all...

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Well Done Scotland!

Well Done Scotland!

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free for all. Local authorities in Scotland now have a legal duty to ensure that period products are available to ‘anyone who needs them’. This is even more important now during the pandemic...

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It’s World Toilet Day!

It’s World Toilet Day!

It’s estimated that one in ten girls in Africa miss school during their period from lack of access to toilets and washrooms and as we know sanitary products. We estimate that this figure is much higher in poor rural areas with the vast majority of schools having no...

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The Pandemic’s Impact So Far

The Pandemic’s Impact So Far

Photo: Imprezza School in 'normal' times As the pandemic continues, here’s a brief update of what’s been happening within the communities we know and the partners we work with in Kenya, and the affect on our work.  With schools closed for so long and only recently...

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Eradicating Poverty 2020

Eradicating Poverty 2020

image: Brian Otieno The theme for the 2020 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is to work together to achieve social and environmental justice for all. Poverty is multidimensional, so many factors feed into it and our Power Of Pads project does not have...

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

The theme for this year’s International day of the Girl Child is 'My Voice, Our Equal Future” which focuses on girls' demands to have freedom from violence, improve their skill building and progress their potential to become leaders of their generation (UNICEF,...

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Say Hello To NuFlo

Say Hello To NuFlo

‘Half the planet bleeds - we should never have to compromise our health and wellbeing because of our period’. So says Sherine Maas, Founder of Nuflo, the online retailer of reusable and organic menstruation products, and we’re proud to say, a partner of Friends of...

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Meet Our Partner Charity

Meet Our Partner Charity

We’d like to tell you more about our partner charity Operation Imprezza and how the pandemic has been affecting their work.  They are, like us, a small UK based charity that has supported the establishment of, and now the operation of Imprezza Academy in Western...

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International Day of the Charity

International Day of the Charity

On Saturday 5th September, it’s International Day of the Charity & you may wonder what’s it all about. Well, it was started to encourage people around the world to help others by volunteering and doing charitable activities. So how can you get involved? There are...

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