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Period Power Screening Event
May 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $65
What is Menstrual Hygiene Day?
Menstrual Hygiene Day is recognized annually on May 28. By marking this day, we aim to break taboos and raise awareness about the struggles that women and girls worldwide endure during their periods. We’re hosting this event on Tuesday, May 24 as a way to start the dialogue to help us accomplish this mission.
Globally, approximately 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is of reproductive age. Most of these women and girls will menstruate each month for between two and seven days. To manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity, it is essential that women and girls have access to water and sanitation.
They need somewhere private to change sanitary cloths or pads; clean water and soap for washing their hands, bodies and reusable cloths; and facilities for safely disposing of used materials or a clean place to dry them if reusable. There is also a need for both men and women to have a greater awareness of good menstrual hygiene practices.
In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid will activate dialogue around the taboo subject of menstruation through our award-winning documentary, Across the Tracks and WaterAid’s comedic video shorts, If Men Had Periods, as well as other short videos.
Film screening will be followed by Q&A and panel discussion with leaders who doing great things for women and girls everywhere.
Cecile Shrestha (Moderator) – Associate Director, Philanthropy, WaterAidAmerica
David Linton – Professor Emeritus, Marymount Manhattan College and Board Member, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
Priya Patel – Improv, sketch and standup comedienne
Ticket prices include popcorn and two premium beverages.