From November 15th to 19th, 2021, Period Empowerment Network partners met in Athens, Greece in the project's last mobility activity, a hybrid training workshop that had two objectives: creating a menstrual awareness campaign and conducting the project’s overall evaluation. Co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme, the project seeks to reeducate society about menstruation and its purpose, thus contribute to the demystification of menstrual period by improving knowledge and awareness of the body, as well as the attitudes toward menstrual health and hygiene awareness in society.
During the workshop, the participants highlighted the needs and gaps within society towards menstrual health and hygiene awareness in the field of youth education and training. To meet those needs and close the highlighted gaps, participants created, developed, and produced a menstrual health awareness campaign that aims to share accurate menstrual health information on social media. The campaign seeks to induce a social and behavioural change to contribute to change in people’s views, perspectives, and mindset to break down the stereotypes, stigma, and taboo about period, menstrual health, and menstrual products.
This awareness-raising campaign on menstrual health and hygiene, referred to as Fundamenstruals; is a powerful menstruation education campaign aiming at empowering both young people and youth workers and strengthening their capacities to continuously learn and raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene, and thus advocate for an inclusive menstrual health education. It creates a safe and healthy space where people can feel accepted to engage in conversations about menstruation and about their lived experiences. It offers a virtual space where people can discuss and feel more confident to learn and share their concerns about menstruation. Learn more!