The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 5: A Call for Action

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 5: A Call for Action

In this, our the final entry in The Environmenstrual Diaries, we explore action strategies to help break down the taboo around menstruation, and assist women in gaining the confidence to make positive decisions about their own bodily health and the health of the planet.

Senior Women for Climate Protection

Senior Women for Climate Protection

Our guest blogger and speaker at the WEN Forum, Pia Hollenstein, Member of the board of the Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland talks about how they are taking the Swiss government to task on climate change.

WHY ARE WOMEN MORE IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE?

WHY ARE WOMEN MORE IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE?

Why are women more impacted by climate change? - this guest blog post is adapted from a talk Ghalia Fayad, Arab World Programme Leader, Greenpeace Mediterranean gave at The WEN Forum on 22nd March 2017.

 

 



 

Menstrual Leave - let's start the conversation

Menstrual Leave - let's start the conversation

As Italy may become the first western country to introduce paid menstrual leave for women who experience painful periods, we take a look at the possible implications such a policy might have.

What's Gender got to do with Climate Change? - Everything!

What's Gender got to do with Climate Change? - Everything!

In her guest post, Professor Susan Buckingham explores why a lack of gender equality and equal representation in decision making is harmful to the health of our planet. Read on to investigate the importance of intersectionality, workplace flexibility, and a refined understanding of 'gender' to the climate agenda.

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 4: What's Next?

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 4: What's Next?

We’ve looked at the underwhelming sanpro products that dominate the market today, and the less-than-ideal health and waste concerns that surround them. So, what’s currently being done to reduce risks and transform menstruation products? Read more to find out about sanpro innovation and market futures...

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 3: Waste

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 3: Waste

Our next post deals with issues of waste and the environment as well as taboos surrounding menstruation and how these hinder positive innovations in the sanpro industry. Read more to find out about WEN's sanpro disposal campaign and what happens to it when it is flushed... 

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 2: Health

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 2: Health

In the second part of our Environmenstrual Diaries we’ll be looking at some of the health risks associated with using sanpro products, what’s been done to help combat them, and what more has to happen before women can manage their periods without putting themselves in danger.