Women's rights and probiotics? A unique partnership!
We're very pleased to announce our partnership with international women's rights charity, Womankind Worldwide, to coincide with the launch of our new product, OptiBac Probiotics 'For women'. For every pack purchased of 'For women', we will be donating at least 20p - 30p (depending on pack size) to Womankind.
As a growing, family run business, we've always been keen to 'give back', and we regularly donate to a number of charities with our work (you can read more about our work with charities here). We saw the launch of 'For women' as an exciting opportunity to work with a women's rights organisation - a matter very close to our hearts, and one (like women's intimate health in many ways) that we think is sadly often overlooked.
Womankind is the leading UK charity dedicated to promoting women's rights around the world. They work with partner organisations in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, to transform women's lives, in particular with the aims to: end violence against women, make sure women have an equal say, and to build support for women's rights internationally. We're big fans of their work, and in particular the way that Womankind partners with local organisations in each country, engaging at a grassroots level and working with them in the best given capacity, as opposed to imposing their views on how things ought to be done! Womankind Worldwide focus on a number of different issues, including some related specifically to health, for example education around the Ebola virus, as well as in a number of countries, awareness and education about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM):
'In Ethiopia, in one year our partners have helped nearly 10,000 girls to stay in school. Increased awareness means fewer girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and marry in their teens. In one school 7 out of 10 girls used to drop out during the traditional time of year for FGM ceremonies, now just 2 out of 10 girls do.'
What do women's rights and women's probiotics have in common?
OptiBac Probiotics 'For women'
OptiBac Probiotics 'For women' comes in two pack sizes, and is available today. Find out more on the product page, For women.