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Featured events from the MH Day movement
Together with a range of exciting guests, we presented highlights of MH Day activities from around the globe as well as share some preliminary campaign results. In addition, we will also share ideas on how we as a movement can help to catalyse investment and action in menstrual health and hygiene – not only on MH Day, but every day!
Re-watch video and access resources here: https://menstrualhygieneday.org/2021-studio-mh-day/
25.-27.05. Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health
The African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management (ACMHM) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa hosted to the Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health virtually from 25 to 27 May 2021. Read the summary and access videos and new resources here.
More information about the event on www.ACmhm.org.
25. - 27.05. Virtual Symposium on Menstrual Health and Hygiene in West and Central Africa
The event is organized by UNICEF, UNFPA and UNESCO within the framework of the French Muskoka partnership.
This event will provide a first regional platform for all stakeholders involved in menstrual health and hygiene in West and Central Africa to showcase their work, to exchange, to learn and to connect with other actors and organizations. We expect this symposium to have strong representation from governments, civil society, the private sector, and adolescents, among other key stakeholders.
More information about the background, objectives, expected results, and proceedings of the virtual conference can be found here:
21., 24. and 27 May: UNICEF & WaterAid Webinar Series on MHH in East Asia and Pacific Region
18.05. Pandora's Box - panel and screening
We are excited to host an online screening of the film “Pandora’s Box” sponsored by The Case For Her and Diva Cares.
7th May 6pm CET – 18 th May : the film will be viewable for 24 hours for free.
18th May 5:30 pm CET: a 30 min panel discussion with Cristina Ljundberg (The Case for Her & Influence Film), Marni Sommers (Columbia University) and Carinne Chambers-Sainni (Diva International & Diva Cares) moderated by Ina Jurga (WASH United/ MH Day).
Re-watch the panel discussion on Youtube below.
A reflection on the film and panel can be read here.
The 75 minute documentary Pandora’s Box unmasks the global menstrual inequity, pulling back the veil on centuries of mistreatment. Here we witness the unforgettable stories of girls in Africa, India, and beyond, who lack education and access to period products. From Maasai villages, to Mumbai and on to London, we meet young women who are forced to stay at home from school, or even drop out, merely because they don’t have access to, nor can they afford, menstrual supplies. We also meet women who were once incarcerated in the U.S. prison system, talking about their struggles to menstruate safely while deprived of system, talking about their struggles to menstruate safely while deprived of basic human hygiene.
The documentary also captures the commentary of heroes, innovators, activists and thought leaders. We watch them battle the stigma of menstruation with their mission to educate and change minds and cultural biases.
Want to know more about the film? Visit their website.