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Barefoot College is Fighting Global Period Poverty

By Cliona Keane | Jan 23, 2020 |
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What would you do if you didn’t have access to sanitary products for your period? Or if your mother, daughter, wife, friend or partner wasn’t afforded such a seemingly simple right?  This is the unfortunate reality for millions of women and girls, every single month. Period poverty is a serious, pressing issue and one that…

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Hogan Lovells Celebrates Success with Barefoot College

By Cliona Keane | Dec 16, 2019 |
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For the past three years, Barefoot College and Hogan Lovells have worked hand in hand to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world. The success of this partnership, which included the creation of the wonderful Flip the Switch documentary, was celebrated recently at Hogan Lovells’ Citizenship Celebration 2019.…

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Flip the Switch elevates the power of partnerships

By Barefoot College International UK | May 24, 2019 |

Flip the switch, the story of Barefoot College and Hogan Lovells Citizenship partnership to empower women and girls around the world, premiered in London in Sept. 2018. Its first honour, being named a finalist at the TvE Global Sustainability Awards, set the stage for continued success and widespread distribution. The film is designed to facilitate…

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East Africa – Makame Story

By Barefoot College International UK | Mar 6, 2018 |

Mwanapili Iddi Makame, a widow and mother of 6 children, lives in a small village of Kandwi in Northern Unguja on the Island of Zanzibar. She took care of her children alone and had a small rice cake business. ‘It was difficult time,” she says. “My rice bread was often smelling of kerosene, and few…

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