Oky helps make your periods stress-free! Feel in control & more confident by tracking your period, and getting the facts that all girls should know.

Oky is designed for girls, by girls: it's fun and positive because we want to reverse the shyness and bad feelings that are sometimes associated with periods. Periods are a normal part of life, after all!

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Why did UNICEF create Oky?

UNICEF created Oky as part of its mission to promote girls' education and health, by changing one of the world’s biggest taboos: menstruation.

All women and girls have their periods. It’s natural, but girls still get shamed for it. They often lack information about what's happening to their bodies at a critical time in their lives when so much is changing. All this can make periods stressful, when they don't need to be! Oky's mission is to reverse the stigma and misinformation around periods and make sure all girls have access to the information and tools they need to make their periods manageable.

How did UNICEF create Oky?

We spent months talking to more than 400 girls in Mongolia and Indonesia about their periods, their fears, their hopes and their lives, and worked together to co-create Oky!

Of course, we also worked with our education and medical experts to ensure that Oky reflects UNICEF's ethics and its high health standards and guidelines.

How is Oky different?

Oky is different from other period tracking apps because it's aimed specifically at girls.

Oky is not a business, it's a public service that maintains the highest privacy and data protection standards.

Finally, it's developed in an open way so others can learn from the process of creating a digital public health resource.

About the team
UNICEF

UNICEF works in over 190 countries to uphold young people's rights and to help them fulfill their potential.

UNICEF was established to work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in the path of children and young people. UNICEF's programmes focus on those who are most disadvantaged, including those living in fragile contexts.

We work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular. We promote girls’ education because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children.

We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished: no child should suffer or die from a preventable illness. We involve everyone in creating protective environments for children. We are present to relieve suffering during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.

UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We work towards the Sustainable Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter. We strive for peace and security. We work to hold everyone accountable to the promises made for children.

Therapy Box

Therapy Box is a full stack technology company that focuses on product development of their own range of apps; collaborating with partners for research projects and conducting in-house R&D. Their focus is on technological development in the areas of healthcare and education. They have specialist skills working on speech, language and acoustics; keeping end users in the spotlight throughout the development process.

The team has expertise in working on all phases of product development, with skills in user experience design, mobile and web development, quality assurance, machine learning and project management. Therapy Box has an impeccable reputation delivering innovative products in partnership with entities such as NHS England, UNDP and Oxford University Press.