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

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🙂Atelier de sensibilisation à l'hygiène menstruelle à l'Institut de Formation des Paramédicaux du Sénégal (IFPS), à Dakar au Sénégal. 🇸🇪⁠

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📢La plateforme collaborative Cyclique organise un super événement ce samedi 16 novembre. Il s'agit de la deuxième édition du festival Sang Rancune! Le festival qui change ... See more

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😋 Mmm the good yassa from Senegal.. We miss it!🍛 The yassa is a Senegalese specialty from Casamance.
By the way, it reminds us that we haven't given you the recipe of the O'Dabali's yassa yet!! ... See more

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😇 Souvenir Souvenir from Senegal! 🇸🇳
We would like to thank all the people and organisations who enabled these workshops to see the light: Luneale, our generous donors of the Ulule ... See more

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