We believe strongly in working with partners to achieve our mission. Our partners on the ground ensure that the Ruby Cup you donate reaches a girl in need. They form the core of making the Ruby Cup Buy One, Give One programme work successfully.
Our collaborations are based on a sustainable training programme, where Ruby Cups are distributed in a safe environment. That is how we ensure that the girls, who are provided with a Ruby Cup, know how to use it safely, how to clean it and how to care for their body.
The 3 pillars of sustainable social change
- Adequate resources. We make sure that our partners can provide the adequate facilities in terms of water and safe spaces (restrooms, latrines, etc.), trained staff and an education programme with ongoing support to the girls.
- Safety, privacy and dignity for all girls. We emphasize that our partners share an aligned vision and aligned goals: Empowering young girls empowers the community.
- Female Health and Reproductive Education. We need to know that every Ruby Cup distribution is accompanied by a thorough education programme on female anatomy, reproductive health and menstrual hygiene. That is the only way to reach sustainable social change and impacting the lives of girls for the better.
Some of the amazing organisations we work with:
When we first met Golda Ayodo Obera in 2012, we were swept away by her passion and commitment to empower girls and women in their community. Golda founded Golden Girls Foundation (GGF) together with her husband Ben with the vision of empowering women and creating socio-economically sustainable communities. Their motto is “empower the girl for a better society” with a number of projects that include water programmes, women’s empowerment centres, literacy clubs and of course, menstrual hygiene.
GGF has been our strategic donation partner in Western Kenya since 2013. They are distributing thousands of Ruby Cups through their holistic training programme creating a wide geographical impact towards keeping girls in school.
We met Sabrina Rubli and Ella Marinic, founders of Femme International in April 2013. They wanted to purchase a small amount of Ruby Cups for a pilot distribution in Mathare, Nairobi and are now one of our main donation partners. We partnered with Femme International in September 2014 and they have since then distributed Femme Kits that include Ruby Cup in both Kenya and Tanzania.
We share Femme International’s enthusiasm for sustainable periods and their holistic approach. They put high importance on the topic of menstrual health and hygiene as a tool to empower girls and support them to stay in school and achieve an education.
Womena wrote one of the first reports on the acceptability of menstrual cups, in collaboration with the Red Cross Society in Uganda in December 2012. Ruby Cup donated the cups for the study and we have since then worked with founder Marianne Tellier and the Womena team on a number of distribution programmes in Uganda.
Womena aims to ensure that research on reproductive health is systematically applied and that evidence-based, effective, reproductive health technologies and innovative solutions are explored and supported. They are experts on designing menstrual cup intervention programmes and we share their goal to offer girls and women information and choice when it comes to reproductive health and menstrual hygiene.
Where we’re active
This map shows you all our partners and areas where we are active: