We are proud to be partnering with CEW and The Eve Appeal to support their Get Lippy campaign.
Get Lippy is a new initiative set to make a lasting impact on women’s wellbeing. It aims to smash taboos by talking openly about gynaecological health, and raise awareness of the five gynaecological cancers: womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval.
We're donating Lip Plumping Glosses as giveaways for this amazing cause, and would love you to join us in solidarity by texting EVE LIPPY to 70577 to donate £5. Alternatively you can click here to choose your own amount.
Donations will help to fund The Eve Appeal’s world-class research into the five gynaecological cancers, and support the campaign for better women's health awareness and earlier diagnosis.
From puberty and periods through to menopause, a culture of silence and stigma has surrounded gynaecological health for centuries. Although we’ve come a long way from women being committed to mental asylums for “hysteria,” which was considered in the 1800s to be mental illness caused by disorders of the womb or engaging in sexual behaviour, lasting effects from a society which fundamentally misunderstood women’s reproductive health still linger.
For too long, girls have been growing up ashamed of their anatomy, and grown women have been denying themselves potentially life-saving medical attention. In the UK, cervical screening rates are the lowest they’ve been for two decades, with many women citing fear or embarrassment as reasons for not attending.
These feelings often stem from a culture that shames women for their anatomy, and in turn puts their lives at risk.
GET LIPPY is here to help equip women with the knowledge to recognise when something's wrong, and the confidence to address it with a doctor. The campaign also seeks to ask difficult questions about systemic issues in women’s healthcare, such as:
• Why are black, Asian, and minority ethnic women more likely to have a poor experience of health care?
• Why are some girls or women so afraid of saying the words "vulva" or "vagina" that they won't seek medical help if there's a problem?
• Why are womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers diagnosed at a late stage because either a woman, or her GP, hasn't recognised their symptoms?
It's time to stop using euphemisms, ignoring symptoms, and being embarrassed by female anatomy. It's time to start saving women's lives.