Women Move Summer’s Eve to Remove Dangerous Dyes from Vaginal Washes
In response to public demands, Prestige Brands has removed harmful colorants from their Summer’s Eve vaginal washes. This move follows national environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE)’s, public campaign highlighting concerns that colorants found in many vaginal washes come in contact with vaginal mucous membranes – violating the FDA’s use restrictions, and may adversely affect the health of people using these products.
Welcome WVE’s New Executive Director, Amber Garcia!
Amber’s experience with leadership development, community engagement and mobilization will be invaluable to the future of WVE’s work and the growth of the WVE community.
Women’s Voices for the Earth Announces Amber Garcia as New Executive Director
National environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), announced today the selection of Amber Garcia as their new Executive Director. Garcia brings extensive experience in grassroots voter engagement, community advocacy, youth leadership development, and reproductive justice to the position.
We Shook Up Summer’s Eve!
In sizzling New York heat, we protested toxic products & body-shaming outside of the makers of Summer's Eve. The corporation is definitely taking notice, so keep raising your voice!!
Women Rally at Prestige Brands Headquarters to Protest Body Shaming and Toxic Chemicals in Summer’s Eve Products
Women’s rights activists are gathering in Tarrytown, New York, to hold a demonstration and press conference outside of Prestige Brands headquarters to protest against manipulative marketing, toxic products, and poor ingredient disclosure that puts women’s health at risk. Led by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), and joined by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, a leader in menstrual equity policy — the event aims to send the makers of the iconic Summer’s Eve brand a strong message: products the company claims are for “feminine cleansing” are actually harmful and promote body-shaming stigmas.
Open Letter Urges Makers of Summer’s Eve to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Feminine Products
Today, 25 environmental, health, and justice organizations released an open letter urging New York-based consumer product goods manufacturer Prestige Brands, makers of Summer’s Eve, to eliminate toxic chemicals and disclose all ingredients in the iconic feminine care brand. Circulated by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the letter calls into question the ingredients found in Summer’s Eve products, including wipes, washes and sprays, to which women are exposed without their knowledge or consent.
Momentum Grows for the Menstrual Equity Movement!
From fragrance disclosure to powerful international campaigns, momentum continues to grow for the fight for safe, affordable, and accessible feminine care products!
Women of Color Are Tired of Being Targeted by Toxic Marketing, Toxic Products
Companies continue to market feminine products more aggressively to women of color, so we are disparately impacted by these harmful and unwanted chemicals. Guest blog by our friends at COLOR.
New ‘Summer’s Deceive’ Ads Call Out Harmful Marketing, Ingredients in Feminine Wipes
Spoof ads aim to mobilize women to take action against body-shaming marketing and for safer feminine hygiene products