Menstrual Health - Mind the Gender Gap
Everyday, more than 800 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating worldwide.
Menstruation is a key indicator of health and vitality for women and girls, and is a topic that should be discussed openly. Furthermore, managing periods hygienically and with dignity is not just an integral part of a woman's good sanitation and hygiene, but a key to gender equality.
Many of us have ready access to a bathroom with a sink and soap, and menstrual hygiene products, but for millions of other women and girls, this is a luxury, let alone understanding what it means to be having a period. The lack of education around menstruation has led to these women and girls to be stigmatised, discriminated, abused, or even have food, water, shelter and other shared goods be withheld from them.
We will be talking to The Green Collective SG partner brands "kakis" Freedom Cups and The Period Co, and guest speaker, World Vision Singapore about what they are doing to break the taboos of menstruation, and change the way women and girls face menstrual issues.
7:00pm - Introduction of the panelists
7:05pm - Start of the panel discussion
7:30pm - Q&A
7:45pm - End of session
This talk is part of the #kampungchats organised by The Green Collective SG.
Vanessa Paranjothy is the co-founder of Freedom Cups, and champions to get reusable menstrual cups to women.
Freedom Cups works on a buy-1, give-1 model where every cup purchased allows them to give a cup to a woman in an underprivileged community.
Ann Gee co-founded The Period Co with the aim of creating open discussions on the topic of menstruation. Her philosophy is that no one should be ashamed of saying "I'm on my period".
Eileen Tan & Chloe Chng
Chloe and Ei-leen work in World Vision, an international charity dedicated to working with vulnerable children, families and communities around the world. World Vision is vested in addressing gender inequality by working with entire communities — women, girls, men, and boys — to transform discriminatory practices together.
The Green Collective SG is Singapore's first collective of sustainable brands curated based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Housing more than 42 sustainable brands in its Green Kampung, the collective works with a vision to provide sustainable alternatives to everyday products to its community.
- The event description was updated. Diff#624109 2020-06-15 03:39:39