Category Archives: Intellectual Empowerment

How Menstrual Cups Are Changing Lives in East Africa

Menstrual Cup for Female Empowerment
Menstrual Cup

Huffington Post Online article entitled How Menstrual Cups Are Changing Lives in East Africa. This project appears to be a great example of a feminist enterprise that addresses several areas of women's empowerment...

  • Reproductive Empowerment: The use of menstrual cups reduces the risk of infections in a woman's reproductive system which has the potential cause reproductive complications and affects a woman's overall health.
  • Intellectual Empowerment: By not having to miss school when they are menstruating, young women in East Africa now have fewer obstacles to completing their education.
  • Environmental Empowerment: Reusable menstrual cups are less polluting than disposable products that also cost more.