© Copyright Wireless Female Network 2022 (All Rights Reserved)
© Copyright Wireless Female Network
2022 (All Rights Reserved)
MH Day - 28th of May
"Programs and Initiatives"
International Day of the Girl
Event on Menstrual Health and the different dimensions

Dates: 8th and 15th October 2022

Platform - Virtual

World's 1st Annual Menstrual Health Dialogue - Changing the narrative in Africa, Latin America, Asia & the Caribbean (ALAAC).

•  To put Menstrual health on the Global Agenda by 2025
•  To end period poverty globally by 2030
Key Topics of discussion
•  The physical, psychological and political aspects of menstruation.
•  The impact of period poverty on a girl's participation in education and a woman's role in income generation is poorly understood.
•  Secrecy and Shame associated with Menstruation by reviewing the barriers across the AALAC region. Part of the conversation will include
    looking at the problematic opinions on menstruation shared on social media.
•  Discussion on the way forward to deal head-on with some of the stigma and embarrassment attached to menstrual health.
•  MH at the intersection of GBV (Gender-based Violence).
•  We are exploring the link between Generational Poverty and Period Poverty.
•  Transactional Sex - resorting to transactional sex to pay for Sanitary and hygiene products.
•  Degendering Menstruation
•  Poverty, Gender inequality as some of the contributors to Human Trafficking
•  Comparatives between MHM in a high and low-income country.
•  Menstrual health and Mental health
•  Early Child marriage
The Great Red
The stigmas surrounding Social Ills, Period and Menopausal health and Male Mental Health issues can only be reduced by regular conversations and engagement at grass root level. WFN takes a holistic approach towards normalization of these channels, hence our efforts include advocacy, research, consultation and education. The education piece is a big one for us, hence learning modules have been designed and developed to effect learning via the creative space such as period drama, art, interviews, story sharing, poetry, fashion, and short stories.
April 2024
Progress update on WFN - Period AcceleratHer program!
MD - Valerie Naidoo was recently interviewed by Talkshow host Ekta Wadhwa from Canada to discuss period and menopausal health.
March 2024
Celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) 2024
10 000 Steps to Close the loop in Period Poverty
February 2024
WFNs Brand Ambassador, Madiha Reshamwala rolled out an education piece in Menstrual health care to the girl child in Bhopal, India
Girl child Ambassador Tashmira Azaria Inder driving and encouraging participation in the WFN period art competition
January 2024
Announcement of the Winners for WFNs Period Art competition