Periods in Pandemics: menstrual health activism during the COVID-19 crisis
Date: 28th May 2020
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 CEST
Duration: 1.5 hours
Place: Zoom (we will send out a link to your email provided below)
How are you supposed to change your pads or wash your hands if you don’t have access to a toilet and clean water? How are you supposed to wear a tampon or a face mask if you cannot afford it? Menstrual health and COVID-19 have more things in common than you think. They both disproportionately affect the most vulnerable people, they both hinder women and girls from reaching their full potential. As many things in our lives, COVID-19 is impacting menstruators and those who work towards gender equality through good menstrual health. Do you want to know more?
We are very proud to invite you to an inspiring seminar with four outstanding speakers from different parts of the world. Join us and meet Amina, Rebecka, Shyaka and Roisa for an insightful discussion around periods in pandemics and their work during these times. You can’t miss it!
12:10 Shyaka Lwanyaaga Farid - Founder and CEO of The Wellbeing Foundation based in Uganda. Project Manager of “My Period is Awesome”.
12:25 Rebecka Hallencreutz - Founding member of MENSEN (The Period in Swedish).
12:40 Amina Umuhoza Poetess - CEO and founder of the Dukataze project that aims to empower young Rwandan women mentally, socially and economically.
12:55 Roisa Kerry - Menstrual Health Activist and CEO of Live Healthy Initiatives. An NGO that works with underprivileged populations in Kenya.
13:10 Panel Discussion
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