Women's Forum Asia 19


Vanessa Paranjothy

Freedom Cups



Vanessa Paranjothy is one of three co-founders of Freedom Cups. Freedom Cups is an organisation that gets menstrual cups to women. It works on a buy-1, give-1 model that sees one cup donated to a woman from an underprivileged community for every one sold. Freedom Cups operates in 9 countries across Asia and Africa. Vanessa has been listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work representing Asia, has talked about the importance of sustainable periods with 8 different Heads of State, and was selected as one of twelve in the inaugural cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University.