Menstrual Health

Investments in menstrual health can have profound positive effects on the well-being of women, girls and all people who menstruate, with ripple effects across multiple facets of their lives, including productivity at work and school.  Menstrual health also has linkages and synergies with water and sanitation, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), gender and social norms, gender-based violence and child marriage.

While not explicitly mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals, menstrual health can contribute to the achievement of multiple SDGs, including SDG 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12.

Over the past 10 years, The Case for Her has been systematically investing across the menstrual health ecosystem and is proud to include the following social businesses, organizations and initiatives in our portfolio.

AFRIpads is the world’s leading social enterprise manufacturing reusable sanitary pads and works with humanitarian and development organizations to provide a holistic menstrual health management (MHM) solution.

Be Girl is a mission-driven design company that creates innovative, beautiful, high-quality and affordable reusable period   products, age-appropriate menstruation education programmes and transformative messaging for a stigma-free world.

Clue is a period tracking app, a trusted menstrual health resource, and a thought leader in femtech.

By combining science and technology, Clue is actively changing the way people learn, access, and talk about menstrual and reproductive health around the world

Femme International employs education, advocacy, distribution and research to address the unique needs of menstruators in low-income communities.

Grow & Know equips girls and boys with context-appropriate puberty guidance in the form of stories that capture their own experiences, with the empowering feelings that come from learning privately through reading and sharing a book with friends and family.

Inspiring holistic, creative, and collaborative approaches to address water challenges and create partnerships around local water challenges with global relevance.

Maverick Collective by PSI is a community of women philanthropists making catalytic investments in health and reproductive rights to advance gender equality.​ Our programs are designed to fund projects on the cutting-edge of global health, while pushing the boundaries of philanthropy.

The Menstrual Health Hub is a learning and knowledge platform designed specifically to strengthen collective impact within the global menstrual community.

Oky is the world’s first-period tracker app for girls, created with girls.

It provides information about menstruation in fun, creative, and positive ways, straight into girls’ hands through the tools they use every day – mobile phones.

PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed.

Field-defining handbook which provides a comprehensive and carefully curated view of the state of the field of Critical Menstruation Studies, whilst also pointing toward new directions in research and advocacy.

Sustain is the first brand of all natural vagina-friendly wellness products. Rethinking everything women put inside their bodies, Sustain makes everything from all natural, Fair Trade condoms, to 100% organic cotton tampons.

A unique crossbreed between an advocacy NGO and a creative agency, WASH United works to build a world in which all people benefit from safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), including menstrual hygiene. 

Womena performs multidisciplinary research, intervention design, outreach and awareness activities, and provides policy and analysis support in their evidence-based approach to making reproductive health innovations widely accessible.

Red Hat Impact helps emerging impact enterprises, investors and organizations to collaborate, break through barriers and grow.  The Case for Her has participated in Red Hat’s groundbreaking Trade Finance Vehicle (https://tradefinancevehicle.online/) in support of Pacific menstrual health enterprises.

Splash is dedicated to providing clean water solutions at scale. In addition to delivering clean water, we offer customized hygiene education services and foster crucial relationships to address sanitation challenges.

Kasha is Africa’s leading platform for access to health and household goods with embedded finance offerings. A high growth business operating in Kenya and Rwanda, Kasha reaches the lower income, high volume mass market customer segment and optimizes for women as the target customer.

Fluus by Planera is the world’s first certified flushable period pad. Fluus’s certified flushable and biodegradable period pads are highly absorbent and effortless to dispose of within minutes down your toilet, with zero micro-plastics.

LEIA Health: the app for new parents. Prepare for life after childbirth with holistic support for sleep, feeding, and exercise.

VYLD develops innovative period products made from seaweed, proving that circularity, empowerment and high-quality products that benefit both people and the planet, go hand in hand.

As part of ISO and CEN, SIS manages a network of experts who work to create international standards. The Case for Her is a co-sponsor of the Swedish working group as global secretariat of ISO/TC 388, Standardization in the field of menstrual products covering all products intended for both single and multiple use, regardless of material.

The WASH Funders Group is an informal collaboration of 29 like-minded foundations actively engaged in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector.
Group members have come together to learn from each other and to identify opportunities for collaboration, improving the effectiveness and impact of our WASH grants and investments.

Egal produces disposable pads, conveniently packaged on a roll allowing product access in public bathroom stalls using existing or special-purpose commercial dispensers for easy access.

As part of ISO and CEN, SIS manages a network of experts who work to create international standards. The Case for Her is a co-sponsor of the Swedish working group as global secretariat of ISO/TC 388, Standardization in the field of menstrual products covering all products intended for both single and multiple use, regardless of material.

The WASH Funders Group is an informal collaboration of 29 like-minded foundations actively engaged in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector.
Group members have come together to learn from each other and to identify opportunities for collaboration, improving the effectiveness and impact of our WASH grants and investments.

Egal produces disposable pads, conveniently packaged on a roll allowing product access in public bathroom stalls using existing or special-purpose commercial dispensers for easy access.

“The last 2.5 years of engaging with The Case for Her (TCFH) has been a wonderful journey, and a true example of what a collaborative partnership should be! As a trailblazer in the menstrual health space, TCFH has been an incredible thought partner in our quest to spotlight the needs of menstruators through our global advocacy efforts. It is a pleasure working with the TCFH team and we are very appreciative of their efforts, passion, and expertise. We look forward to continuing our collective efforts to make it easier for all people who menstruate to lead healthier lives.”

Sandy Garçon, Senior Manager, Advocacy

Population Services International

“The Case for Her’s unrestricted funding and thought partnership has been vital for the massive growth of Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day). With more than 8,200 pieces of media coverage and more than 560 million people reached in 2021, MH Day is now driving awareness and increasing the relevance of MHH at truly global scale – to the benefit of the entire global MHH ecosystem. We look forward to continuing and expanding our partnership with The Case For Her as we now take on the next big challenge of translating increased awareness and relevance into tangible action and much needed investment in this neglected issue.”

Thorsten Kiefer, Co Founder & CEO

WASH United