Celebrating Womanhood – How better menstrual hygiene management is the path to better health, dignity and business


On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, a unique event was hosted in the Palais des Nations in Geneva: “Celebrating Womanhood - Menstrual Hygiene Management”. This event focused on menstruation, where participants spent several hours discussing what is - even now - a taboo subject. This report provides a snapshot of the key messages and issues raised at the meeting. It conveys the firm conclusion that “Celebrating Womanhood” was a rich and rewarding encounter between professionals and actors who would not necessarily have otherwise met and certainly not around this topic, but who are now excited by the possibilities of further partnerships, research and future steps.

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Authors: Rose George Publication Date: May 2013 Publisher: WSSCC No. of Pages: 24

Le 8 mars 2013, un événement unique s'est tenu au Palais des Nations à Genève : « Hommage à la femme - la gestion de l'hygiène menstruelle » a été un événement unique non seulement parce qu'il portait très clairement sur les menstruations, mais aussi de par la diversité des participants qui sont venus de loin à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme afin de parler pendant plusieurs heures d'un sujet qui reste tabou, de nos jours, dans les plus hautes sphères du financement et de la prise de décisions. Ce rapport présente les recherches communes de l'événement ainsi que des éclairages apportés par les participants à la rencontre au cours de la réunion formelle et en marge de celle-ci.

Authors: Rose George Publication Date: May 2013 Publisher: WSSCC No. of Pages: 24

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