We believe that menstruation matters.

Establishing a network to bring menstrual cups to the Dakar region in Senegal.

A project to learn and understand the feminine hygiene practices in Dakar, Senegal. To raise awareness about feminine hygiene management and make it a priority for women of all ages.

Motivation

Dakar, Senegal

The Dakar Region, with a population of 3.14 million, is the smallest yet the most populated and developed Region of Senegal. A market analysis in this region will unveil the readiness of the Senegalese feminine hygiene market in the adoption of menstrual cups. The results of our project are a crucial step towards the launch of menstrual cup use in this region in the future.

Senegalese women experience social and economic constraints due to limited access to menstrual hygiene products.

As a result, a variety of unconventional and unhygienic products are used besides sanitation pads and tampons. The inappropriate use of feminine hygienic products has shown to result in the development of bacterial infections.

Solution

Why the Menstrual Cup is such a fantastic tool

Currently, there is no conclusive study that addresses the adaptability of menstrual cup usage in Dakar, Senegal. A menstrual cup has health, environmental and economic benefits if successfully adopted. The cup also offers more comfort and convenience to women as it needs to be changed less frequently than other conventional products. It can be retained for up to 8 hours at a time.

 

Menstrual Cups benefit every woman & region

The project aims to test the adaptability of women in Dakar, Senegal to a more economic, practical and environmentally friendly alternative to the menstrual hygiene products already available. We believe that these alternatives ought to be available to every woman no matter where they are.

The Project

Promoting
Feminine Hygiene

Our Team

Highly motivated to turn a great idea into action

Natia Mosiashvili
Muhammad Jah
Sophie Kaminski
Gurtegh Singh
Alina Tilinca

We are an international team that believes that all women deserve to have the access to adequate information about feminine hygienic products regardless of their location. We are currently enrolled in the Development Economics and International Project Management program at Université Paris-Est Créteil.

Our Social Visibility

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2 months ago
Photos from Cup it up - Feminine Hygiene Senegal's post

Today we had the honor to have a beautiful workshop at HECM/Dakar 🌺

We create a space to talk about the natural rythm of life & a sustainable option to manage it - THE MENSTRUAL CUP

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2 months ago

22. March: UN World Water Day ~ Our Tipp to save water 💧

Don’t flush things down the toilet to dispose of them. Throw tissues and other bathroom waste in the garbage can, which doesn’t ... See more

2 months ago
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2nd day of workshops at Ifpsinfirmiersagesfemmes.ifps we are very excited to meet you again!

Yesterday we had a beautiful atelier with the ladies of IFPS!

"What happens during the menstrual ... See more

2 months ago
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We can Cup it up! 😀

After some difficulties with the customs we finally got the MENSTRUAL CUPS 🥳 every participant receives a Luneale Bag with Menstrual Cup + Booklet: "How to use a cup?" & ... See more

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Feminine Hygiene Senegal – Cup it up!