Menstrual Health & Hygiene Web-Dialogues 2019 - 2020
Together with the Menstrual Health Alliance India and other forthcoming partners, we are hosting a web – dialogue series for 2019/2020. The objectives of the web-dialogues are meaningful exchange among experts and have sufficient time for audience participation and contributions in the discussions.
We have a few more web-dialogues planned for 2020,such as on menstrual product standards and disposal, and we will update this website accordingly.
1st web-dialogue on Action for MH Education – Focus India
Tanya Dargan from Development Solution will highlight the key findings from the IEC review , and then opens out the discussion. The discussants will include Alka Malhotra (UNICEF), Ina Jurga (WASH United), Lakshmi Murthy (Jatan Sansthan), Nirmala Nair (Kaboom) and others. This is followed by questions and discussion with the webinar participants.
The end will be to summarize recommendations emerging from the IEC review as well as the webinar discussions.
2nd web-dialogue on Scrap The Tax – Low and Middle-income Country Perspectives.
14th January 2020
The web dialogue shared insights from menstrual product tax reduction and removal in low- and middle-income countries and offer advice to those planning future campaigns.
WASH United presented the global research on scrapping taxes and its impact on the retail prices of menstrual products; an international tax expert will provide more background into different aspects of taxation; campaigners from Africa and Asia (WaterAid India, WaterAid Tanzania, WaterAid Bangladesh, Sanitary Aid Zimbabwe) shared their experiences and lessons they have learned; and representatives from the private sector (Kasha, Aakar Innovations) offered their perspectives. If you have further interest in the Period Tax movement, you may want to also watch the webinar of the Period Posse on #tampontax policy changes in US and UK from October 2019.