Thursday, 2 December 2021
SAWID and New Heritage Foundation will run a campaign to bring awareness to period poverty in South Africa. The dialogue (hybrid) will be educational; the aim is to unpack how period poverty impacts education, health and emotional wellbeing of young girls and women. Important and open discussions about periods need to be held in the public sphere in order to raise awareness. We understand that it takes both women and men to make that happen. Hence we will be inviting them to be part of our dialogue. Ending period poverty requires better education on menstruation but also the support of government, health and public bodies. A great deal of work is being done in this area by charities and individuals supporting them. We will also invite some of these organizations and public bodies to partake in our event with the hope that we can find a tangible solution to end period poverty.