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International Women’s Day: Meet These 4 Period Equity Activists

By: Sami Sharfin

ICYMI: March 8 is International Women’s Day! 

To celebrate, we are highlighting four women who have made tangible commitments toward period equity, all over the world. 

Amika George

At 17, Amika started the #FreePeriods campaign to urge all public schools and colleges in England to provide pads and tampons to students. Thanks to her determination and crowdfunding efforts to take legal action, the U.K. Government announced they’d provide funding for period products in schools in 2019!

Candice Chirwa

Candice is a South Africa-based menstruation activist working toward destigmatizing the topic of periods and lobbying to end period poverty in South Africa — one of the most unequal countries in the world. She is the founder and director of an NGO, Qrate, through which she helps educate young people about periods.

Suhani Jalota

Suhani has been empowering the voices of women in Mumbai for over 10 years. Working alongside community leaders, she founded the Myna Mahila Foundation, which raises awareness of period poverty and provides affordable products to menstruators in need. 

Sara Eklund

To help menstruators in Ethiopia manage their periods, Sara founded Noble Cup, an organization that makes and distributes menstrual cups to those in need across the country. Through Noble Cup, Sara works to ensure that every menstruator has an affordable and sustainable option during their period.

While these activists have made incredible strides toward equity and accessibility, there is still a LOT of work to be done for period products to be freely accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Want to make a difference? Get in touch with us at hello@goauntflow.com

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claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

Founded in 2016, Aunt Flow is a certified WBENC women-owned company based in Columbus, Ohio. At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with 100% organic cotton (no weird stuff) and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! For every 10 tampons and pads we sell, we donate 1 to a menstruator in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®