Project Cambia Las Reglas
Project Cambia Las Reglas focuses on bringing menstrual cups to women of Cuba. Word CAMBIA means change and LAS REGLAS can be translated as the rules but also as the periods (informally). By bringing menstrual cups to Cuba we would like to stir up discussion about menstruation, female health and female body and thus encourage Cuban women to talk about their role in private and public sphere, about sexual, domestic and systemic violence, and about other feminist concerns.
We consider menstrual cup an ideal mean to embrace female period. By having a common topic - the cup - regarding menstruation, women can develop a broader dialogue about the experience of menstruation and femininity per se and about women’s roles. By making menstruation something common, healthy, and desirable one creates deeper and better connection with one’ s own body.
Positive attitude towards our own bodies further helps us to strengthen our self-esteem and self-respect. Individuals with healthy self-perception create healthy relationships and healthy environment, and are less vulnerable when facing domestic violence, abuse, and manipulation. Through the promotion of the use of menstrual cups and the trainings we provide together with the cups, we strive to empower women and to help them create healthy psychological, social and natural environment not only for themselves, but also for their communities.
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