A Bloody Problem: Period Poverty, Why We Need to End It and How to Do It

In her efforts to unite the philanthropic resources to fight period poverty, … to inform and inspire the next generation of philanthropists – The Foundry.

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kulczyk Foundation, a Polish private family foundation, and Founders Pledge, a community of entrepreneurs committed to finding and funding solutions to global challenges, have launched a new report on period poverty. A bloody problem: period poverty, why we need to end it and how to do it – which reviews the current state of funding and solutions to ending period poverty – finds that there is no unified approach to data collection, fundraising or implementation of period poverty programmes.

Polish philanthropist and businesswoman
Polish philanthropist and businesswoman

The report is part of a new commitment from Dominika Kulczyk, a philanthropist and the richest Polish woman, who provided funding for the report as part of her search for the most efficient and cost-effective programmes addressing period poverty globally. In her efforts to unite the philanthropic resources to fight period poverty, Dominika Kulczyk joins Founders Pledge and their group of individual philanthropists and family foundations coming together to inform and inspire the next generation of philanthropists – The Foundry. This group of visionary donors supports Founders Pledge’s mission to direct philanthropic dollars towards the most effective charities and organisations around the world.

Period poverty has been an invisible issue for years, despite an estimated 1.9 billion girls and women currently menstruating. Menstruation stigmatised is often and invisible, contributing to millions of girls and women worldwide not having what they need to manage their menstrual hygiene, ultimately missing out on education, job opportunities and life quality.

The report reveals the scale and burden of the problem globally, the harms caused by a lack of access to sanitary products, and the effectiveness of activities to tackle period poverty. The report estimates that total current spending on period poverty worldwide is between $10 and $100 million per year – suggesting this is a hugely underfunded issue when comparing it to the total donations to charitable causes which annually are approximately $449.64 billion in the US, and £10 billion in the UK alone.

A bloody problem: period poverty, why we need to end it and how to do it offers a unique perspective on the state of period poverty, but most importantly draws attention to the most cost-effective programmes around the world.

Dominika Kulczyk, Founder and President of the Kulczyk Foundation said,

“Access to complete menstrual health and hygiene is a basic human right. Without it, women and girls cannot pursue full lives with dignity and confidence. It is deeply unfair that girls in all parts of the world miss out on better education, and women on work, because they were too poor to have a period.

“We have neglected this issue for too long, and I’m proud to have worked with Founders Pledge to take the first step towards understanding how we can make the biggest impact, quickly. What’s clear, is the need to unite the international community on global standards for reducing period poverty, and better fund those programmes that deliver the highest impact for women and girls who every month have to choose between a meal or a sanitary pad.

“I invite the international community to join me and work together to end period poverty.”

The report recommends greater focus on building a strong evidence base, and investment into eight organisations currently committed to delivering effective interventions. It identifies 80 organisations addressing period poverty, with eight organisations demonstrating the most cost-effective practice.

Eight organisations which are listed as the most cost-effective when it comes to ending period poverty, and which stood out across factors such as a solid theory of change, high quality evidence generation, and organisational strength, are:

Days for Girls, headquartered in the US with offices in Uganda, Nepal, Ghana, and Guatemala

Inua Dada Foundation, headquartered and operating in Kenya

Irise International, UK and Uganda based

NFCC, headquartered and operating in Nepal

Population Services International, headquartered in the US, Europe, and Kenya

Sesame Workshop’s Girl Talk program in Zimbabwe, headquartered in the US

Simavi, headquartered in the Netherlands with operations across Africa and Asia

WoMena, headquartered in Denmark and Uganda

David Goldberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Founders Pledge said,

“One of the most important steps in addressing the lack of complete Menstrual Health and Hygiene globally is finding the most effective solutions through rigorous research, and identifying the organisations implementing high-impact interventions. This report takes valuable steps in that direction and I hope it will help donors and governments tackle this issue with a clearer understanding of what barriers must be overcome.

“Founders Pledge is thrilled to team up with Dominika Kulczyk and her foundation to boost the impact of philanthropists working to beat period poverty. Her work and support for women-led projects is a great example of her leadership and philanthropic abilities in Eastern Europe.

“I would like to encourage philanthropists to come together and support Dominika’s movement, especially now that we have a better understanding of the effectiveness of the programmes in this space. With a unified and coordinated approach, I believe we can end period poverty.”

Marni Sommer, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University,who contributed to the report said,

“There has been remarkable growing attention to addressing the menstruation-related needsof girls, women and all people with periods around the world in recent years, however thereremains a long way to go. The social and economic impact of COVID-19 also threatens toreverse progress made to address period poverty, along with ongoing stigma around menstruation that hinders girls’ and women’s equal and successful engagement in education, work and society.

“The Kulczyk Foundation’s important review and investment in menstrual health and hygiene not only supports critical efforts to address these issues, but serves as a clarion call to donorsand governments that there is much left to do, and collective efforts and resources areneeded for rigorous, impactful action going forward.”

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It should come as no surprise that, after self-driving cars, voice assistants and deepfakes, artificial intelligence researchers are now taking on poop science as their next technological frontier. But, before whatever robots can accomplish there, they first need a large enough database of feces to study from.

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Once you submit your photo, Seed will separate the image from any metadata that may contain your identity information to ensure privacy and anonymity. The collected images will then be examined by a team of doctors and sorted into seven categories according to the Bristol stool scale.

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“They struggle every day making decisions on what to eat, how much exercise to do to keep their symptoms at bay. And so it’s really critical to build this database and to develop these simple monitoring tools to allow those patients to essentially do that at home,” he told the Verge.

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    Table of Contents

    1 Market Overview

    1.1 Integrated Smart Toilet Introduction

    1.2 Market Analysis by Type

    1.2.1 Wall-Mounted

    1.2.2 Floor-Standing

    1.3 Market Analysis by Applications

    1.3.1 Househould

    1.3.2 Commercial

    1.4 Market Analysis by Regions

    1.4.1 North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)

    1.4.1.1 United States Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.1.2 Canada Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.1.3 Mexico Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)

    1.4.2.1 Germany Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.2.2 France Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.2.3 UK Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.2.4 Russia Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.2.5 Italy Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.3 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)

    1.4.3.1 China Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.3.2 Japan Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.3.3 Korea Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.3.4 India Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.3.5 Southeast Asia Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.4 South America, Middle East and Africa

    1.4.4.1 Brazil Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.4.2 Egypt Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.4.3 Saudi Arabia Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.4.4 South Africa Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.4.4.5 Turkey Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)

    1.5 Market Dynamics

    1.5.1 Market Opportunities

    1.5.2 Market Risk

    1.5.3 Market Driving Force

    2 Manufacturers Profiles

    2.1 Toto

    2.1.1 Business Overview

    2.1.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.1.2.1 Product A

    2.1.2.2 Product B

    2.1.3 Toto Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.2 LIXIL

    2.2.1 Business Overview

    2.2.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.2.2.1 Product A

    2.2.2.2 Product B

    2.2.3 LIXIL Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.3 Kohler

    2.3.1 Business Overview

    2.3.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.3.2.1 Product A

    2.3.2.2 Product B

    2.3.3 Kohler Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.4 Jomoo

    2.4.1 Business Overview

    2.4.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.4.2.1 Product A

    2.4.2.2 Product B

    2.4.3 Jomoo Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.5 Dongpeng

    2.5.1 Business Overview

    2.5.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.5.2.1 Product A

    2.5.2.2 Product B

    2.5.3 Dongpeng Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.6 Villeroy & Boch

    2.6.1 Business Overview

    2.6.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.6.2.1 Product A

    2.6.2.2 Product B

    2.6.3 Villeroy & Boch Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.7 Duravit

    2.7.1 Business Overview

    2.7.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.7.2.1 Product A

    2.7.2.2 Product B

    2.7.3 Duravit Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.8 HeGII

    2.8.1 Business Overview

    2.8.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.8.2.1 Product A

    2.8.2.2 Product B

    2.8.3 HeGII Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.9 ViVi

    2.9.1 Business Overview

    2.9.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.9.2.1 Product A

    2.9.2.2 Product B

    2.9.3 ViVi Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.10 ROCA

    2.10.1 Business Overview

    2.10.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.10.2.1 Product A

    2.10.2.2 Product B

    2.10.3 ROCA Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    2.11 HUIDA

    2.11.1 Business Overview

    2.11.2 Integrated Smart Toilet Type and Applications

    2.11.2.1 Product A

    2.11.2.2 Product B

    2.11.3 HUIDA Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018)

    3 Global Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Revenue, Market Share and Competition by Manufacturer (2017-2018)

    3.1 Global Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Market Share by Manufacturer (2017-2018)

    3.2 Global Integrated Smart Toilet Revenue and Market Share by Manufacturer (2017-2018)

    3.3 Market Concentration Rate

    3.3.1 Top 3 Integrated Smart Toilet Manufacturer Market Share in 2018

    3.3.2 Top 6 Integrated Smart Toilet Manufacturer Market Share in 2018

    3.4 Market Competition Trend

    4 Global Integrated Smart Toilet Market Analysis by Regions

    4.1 Global Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Regions

    4.1.1 Global Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Market Share by Regions (2014-2019)

    4.1.2 Global Integrated Smart Toilet Revenue and Market Share by Regions (2014-2019)

    4.2 North America Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    4.3 Europe Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    4.4 Asia-Pacific Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    4.5 South America Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    4.6 Middle East and Africa Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    5 North America Integrated Smart Toilet by Country

    5.1 North America Integrated Smart Toilet Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Country

    5.1.1 North America Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Market Share by Country (2014-2019)

    5.1.2 North America Integrated Smart Toilet Revenue and Market Share by Country (2014-2019)

    5.2 United States Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    5.3 Canada Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    5.4 Mexico Integrated Smart Toilet Sales and Growth Rate (2014-2019)

    And Continue…………………………………..

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