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December 2012 archive

Menstruation Matters

At Irise we're into sanitation. Yes that's right, we spend a lot of time talking about menstruation, sanitary towels and toilets! Take a minute to try and imagine what it would be like to have a period with nowhere private to wash and change and without a proper sanitary product. Yes ...read more

Posted on Wed, 26 Dec 2012

We've come a long way baby...

It's that time of year again where we all get a bit nostalgic and look back at how far we've come in a year; personally, as a nation, as a worldwide community. At Irise, we think it's been a fantastic year for girls! The Day of the Girl was an enormous success, and with that has come ...read more

Posted on Mon, 17 Dec 2012

Stand by Me

Jonny Elliot shares his thought on the World Bank's "Turn Down the Heat" report, his latest COP18 experiences, and how we can work to make a difference in climate change. First published at: http://www.healthyplanetuk.org/1/post/2012/12/stand-by-me.html When disaster ...read more

Posted on Fri, 7 Dec 2012

Take a second look...

  If you're anything like me, you probably thought you had climate change sussed out when you learnt the difference between NO2 and CO2, that simple greenhouse effect diagram they teach you about in GCSE Chemistry, or felt like a genius amongst mere mortals when the Kyoto Protocol ...read more

Posted on Sun, 2 Dec 2012

Medsin and World AIDS Day

Joseph McArthur shares his behind-the-scenes view of Medsin's World AIDS Day campaign, from its inception to its culmination in today's UK-wide events. Almost six months ago, I sat hungover in a room with 12 people I’d never met, discussing plans, strategies and priorities. ...read more

Posted on Sat, 1 Dec 2012

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