“Pushing Pads”- Does It Work?

Date/Time: 25 August 2022, 14:00-15:00
Venue: Kulturhuset and Zoom

Several international aid organisations claim that girls in low-income countries do not attend school when on their periods due to a lack of access to sanitary products such as pads, tampons, or menstrual cups. Many menstrual hygiene management (MHM) campaigns therefore distribute free sanitary products to “keep girls in school” and end period poverty. Do these initiatives work? Why or why not? How does MHM deal with the environmental impact of menstrual product waste?

Participants: Inga Winkler (Central European University), Stella Nyanzi (Ugandan human rights activist), Maya Unnithan (University of Sussex)
Moderator: Karine Aasgaard Jansen (CMI)