FIT celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), recognizing the efforts towards achieving gender equality, security, and safety for every woman and girl worldwide. Some of our funded SMOs have tested innovative solutions enhancing menstrual hygiene and women’s health across the Global South.

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  • Royal Roads University and Transform International have improved WASH in Malawi healthcare facilities for women, using the STREAMS approach and circuit riders. Read their impact story.
  • Waterlution, in partnership with Girl Move Academy, empowered Mozambican girls to design permaculture solutions for WASH challenges, thereby improving school sanitation, safety, and attendance through hands-on workshops. Read their impact story.
  • Women’s Global Health Innovations trained Village Health Teams to promote and sell Bfree menstrual cups, significantly improving menstrual health and gender outcomes. Read their impact story.
  • CPAR tested the effectiveness of menstrual cups and reusable pads in rural Malawi, empowering girls and reducing absenteeism, ultimately enhancing educational outcomes. Read their innovation fact sheet.


We celebrate these impactful solutions and continue striving for a world where every woman and girl can thrive with dignity.

 Together for a #PeriodFriendlyWorld