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Menstrual Hygiene Day in the Netherlands – Educate Ourselves!

May 28, 2017 - May 29, 2017

Menstrual Hygiene Day raises awareness of the multiple issues that menstruators face globally. This year we are organising a daylong event full of talks, workshops, artwork, discussion and music all about that bloody flow.

Menstrual Hygiene Day was celebrated in 33 countries worldwide last year – but not the Netherlands – and is coordinated by WASH United. Menstrual taboos mean that girls and women worldwide suffer unnecessarily once a month – either because they are banished to shed (Nepal) or because they miss school because they do not have access to menstrual products (UK). Over the last two years a surge of menstrual activism has dominated social media, Rupi Kaur’s bloody sheets were banned from Instagram and Kiran Gandhi ran the 2015 London Marathon free bleeding all the way. This year we aim to bring menstrual activism to Utrecht, to educate ourselves about both our bodies and the incredible work carried out by local menstrual activists, researchers and entrepreneurs.

Contact Info: Charlotte Amrouche       c.amrouche@students.uu.nl     0031657854341


May 28, 2017
May 29, 2017
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