Binti Period Gambia celebrates milestone with British High Commission
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
Binti Period Gambia, a charity headquartered in the UK with a presence in India, US and The Gambia, has a vision to create a world where all women have menstrual dignity. They marked a significant milestone as it celebrated its 5th year anniversary in a lavish event sponsored by the British High Commission Banjul in Bakau. The event drew a prominent audience, including diplomatic community members, Embassy affiliates, business people, artists, fashion designers, models, and dedicated volunteers of Binti Period Gambia. The event also included the projection of short films chronicling Binti’s 5 ..read more
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Binti Period Gambia Celebrates 5-Year Milestone With British High Commission
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
With its vision to create a world where all women have menstrua dignity, Binti Period The Gambia with offices in the United Kingdom, India, the United States, and The Gambia, recently celebrated five-year milestone with the British High Commission in the Gambia. The event sponsored by the British High Commission Banjul, was held at the Residence of the British High Commissioner to The Gambia, David Belgrove OBE, in Cape Point Bakau. The event was witnessed by diplomatic community members, Embassy affiliates, business people, artists, fashion designers, models, and ..read more
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Period Dignity One Year On
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
It’s been a year since Surrey County Council proudly launched its ground-breaking initiative, Period Dignity, in partnership with charity Binti International. The initiative to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey has grown from strength to strength. Surrey County Council rolled out in 35 Surrey buildings to start with including libraries and County Council buildings and now have 55 collection and donation points where people can take period products to enable Period Dignity.  Some other organisations in Surrey have also come on board such as Morrisons in Weybr ..read more
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Binti Period trains 100 teachers in Region 1&2 on menstrual education
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
The meeting availed the visiting officials the opportunity to share with the first lady the charity’s plan to introduce menstrual pads in The Gambia so that all girls have access. This, they believe, would further ensure that girls do not drop out of school during puberty and instead finish their education. During the meeting, Manjit K. Gill MBE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of the Binti Period, said some of the areas her organisation has embarked on include training for 100 teachers in Region 1 & 2 on Menstrual education which she said will be extended to all 7 Regional Educ ..read more
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Why Do We Still Use “Sanitary” When Talking About Period Products?
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
As the UK’s first period charity, Binti has been exploring period stigma for 8 years. We have explored cultural, religious, patriarchal and matriarchal beliefs to look at where the stigma and taboos stem from. The manufacturers are also to blame. Why have they continued with the hush-hush code language to continue and cement the shame with menstruation? Why has the water and sanitation sector not taken the lead and changed the narrative? Why have they used blue liquid in adverts to show absorption of their products instead of red? Why are they called sanitary products and not mens ..read more
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Surrey becomes the first county in England to provide free period products
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
On Friday 28 May, on Menstrual Health Day 2021, Surrey County Council is proud to be launching a ground-breaking initiative with charity Binti International, to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey and be the first county council in the UK to start eradicating period stigma. Donation bins and collection boxes where residents can help themselves to pads if needed, can be found in selected libraries across Surrey. A Binti app is also available to download so residents can find the nearest location where free period products are available to collect and where you can d ..read more
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Period charity Binti International banned by Twitter
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
British charity, Binti International, was banned on Twitter for posting an image of a uterus. Both Facebook and Instagram have not had an issue with the image. However, Twitter’s ban continues their censorship of period, anatomical, female health and education posts which have caused outrage among women and pro-women followers of the platform previously. On March 30, 2021, Binti International posted an image of a uterus that many of us may have never seen before. The caption read: “#PostMenopausal #Uterus The strength of a woman. “Every girl deserves dignity. Period. #PeriodDignity #SmashShame ..read more
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‘Period Policy’ Launched In The Oldest Sikh Gurdwara In The UK
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
“Globally, and in the UK, we have heard countless stories of women not being allowed to perform religious tasks such as sewa (selfless service) while on their period. The charity collaborated with the Gurdwara to promote awareness that any women of any faith or background can go to the Gurdwara, take a pad and have a free hot meal.” On February 10th 2019, Binti International, a charity focused on smashing stigma and shame surrounding menstruation, launched a Period Policy at the Khalsa Jatha Sikh Gurdwara, Shepherds Bush, London. This event was the first of its kind worldwide, with the Gurdwar ..read more
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Vulva Paintings And Period Talk: Behind The Scenes Of The Nimisha Bhanot Paint Night With Binti
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by Harry Virdee
8M ago
To celebrate International Women's Day, The Edinburgh Collection Limited sponsored an art night with the Indo-Canadian aritist, Nimisha Bhanot, famous for her work that sexually liberates women of colour. Her work challenges what we expect from women in a patriarchal society, as her women hold your gaze, and make you think about why you are reacting to her art in that way. The event itself was organised by Binti, a charity which promotes menstrual dignity through access to sanitary protection and education globally. The charity also works to #smashshame surrounding periods and menstruation ..read more
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Celebrating two years of Period Dignity in Surrey
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by Manjit Gill
8M ago
Surrey County Council and Binti International celebrated the two-year anniversary of the ground-breaking Period Dignity initiative yesterday at Staines Library. Surrey County Council and Binti International celebrated the two-year anniversary of the ground-breaking Period Dignity initiative yesterday at Staines Library. Menstrual Health Day on 28 May will mark two years to the day since Surrey County Council proudly launched the initiative with charity Binti International, to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey. To celebrate the upcoming milestone, Deputy Leader a ..read more
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