We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The CUP Foundation. Together, Lunette and The CUP team are on a mission to get menstrual cups in the hands of girls in Kenya and India. To find out how you can help The CUP Foundation and Lunette cup make periods healthier and safer check out TheCup.Org's "Take Action" link here.
The Harsh Facts
- Studies show that girls miss up to 20 % of their school time each year because they are afraid of staining their clothes or are lacking a solution for handling their bleeding.
- In some cases girls have no options available and are forced to sell themselves to be able to buy pads, which puts them at risk of HIV and aids and other sexual diseases, teenage pregnancy, illegal abortions and the risk of falling into prostitution.
- One school study in Ethiopia reported over 50% of girls missing between one and four days of school per month due to menstruation.
- 48% of girls in Iran believe that menstruation is a disease. (WSSCC, A change of tide, India, 2012)
Check out more “Harsh Facts” from here.