Sadhviji was honored to share the dais with high-level Government Officials from Africa and representatives from academia and research and other sectors. She shared the exciting recent work of our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance to end taboos around menstruation and to normalize menstrual hygiene the way we have been working so successfully for so many years to change beliefs and behaviors around open defecation.
Great joy to begin participation in #ICPD25 @NairobiSummit w/event by @WSSCCouncil @WASHUnited @wateraid & #Africa Govt officials to advocate for #MHM. I shared the work of our @wash_alliance to end taboos around #menstruation & normalize #menstruationmatters #itstimeforaction pic.twitter.com/V30sui0C3z— Sadhvi Bhagawati (@SadhviBhagawati) November 12, 2019
“The way to make them change is to normalize that which is held at arms distance. The same way we’ve normalized defecation, we should also do the same to menstruation.” – Pujya Sarawatiji, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance #menstruationmatters #ICPD25 #MenstrualHealth @WSSCCouncil pic.twitter.com/EbQAjdBpIj— Kevin Mwanza (@kainvestor) November 11, 2019
“The same way we have normalized defecation, we should also do the same with menstruation.” says @SadhviBhagawati— WSSCC (@WSSCCouncil) November 11, 2019
Secretary General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance #menstruationmatters #itstimeforaction #ICPD25 #MenstrualHealth @PujyaSwamiji @wash_alliance @UNFPA@thecaseforher pic.twitter.com/TZNCtvxg7Q
Panelists discuss how culture and lack of commitment on Menstrual Health Management is affecting women productivity at home and at the office. #menstruationmatters #itstimeforaction #ICPD25 #Investinher #MenstrualHealth #MenstrualHygiene @UNFPA @UNFPA_ESARO @NairobiSummit pic.twitter.com/gx6B99i4c7— WSSCC (@WSSCCouncil) November 11, 2019