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Webinar: MHH & The Power Of Product Choice

This October, Days for Girls held a virtual panel discussion on women's empowerment, menstrual health and the importance of period product choice — co-hosted by UNFPA, MIET Africa and South Africa Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. Now, the full video replay is available for viewing!
The webinar explores the topic of menstrual autonomy through a human rights lens. It follows the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) passing a new standard for washable, reusable towels in South Africa — and aims to highlight the myriad benefits of choosing SABS-certified reusable solutions over disposables.
In the 90-minute discussion, nine esteemed panelists draw on field research, case studies and personal testimonials to make a case for the power of product choice. They also address key considerations like:
  • Why menstruator dignity and bodily autonomy depends on access to product diversity and preference
  • The health, safety and environmental advantages of reusable period products
  • The importance of timely, gender-inclusive menstrual health education
  • The importance of WASH facility access in managing menstruation (especially in schools)
Every single menstruator has a basic human right to menstrual, sexual and reproductive health; this is a key pillar of gender equity, and is critical to achieving the SDGs. But managing menstruation is not one-size fits all. Watch the video recording for expert insights into addressing this complex issue for the benefit of all people with periods.
Days for Girls
Days for Girls is an award-winning global NGO bringing menstrual health, dignity and opportunity to 3+ million girls (and counting!) worldwide.