Women In Asia is about celebrating the diversity in Asia, gathering thinkers, thought leaders and catalysts to build an inclusive world beyond culture and beyond gender. We are a platform to amplify stories, initiatives, causes and movements. We want to encourage authentic connection, have people step away from their silos and dare to have truthful conversations.
This event, we want our community to see a true story about a man who went out of his way to help females and hear from our panel’s experience working to spread awareness about this cause. Menstruation is a subject that is not talked openly and we want to give our community a place to talk about why this is a globally stigmatised issue. We want men and women to have a space to talk about this issue openly and create awareness. Statistics show that in Bangladesh over 89% of girls and women don’t have access to sanitary napkins, in India 23% of girls drop out of school when they get their periods.
We want to share the story and struggle of Arunachalam Muruganatham who stood up for females and made it his mission to provide low- cost sanitary pads and education about proper hygiene to women across India. Purchase a ticket for this event here.
In addition to the screening on Menstrual Man, join us for a fireside chat with guest panelists who are helping build a Purposeful Asia, leading meaningful change in their domains.
Karen Clifford, Founder- BRA Girls initiative
The aim of BRA Girls is to recycle as many used bras as possible and send them to women and girls in Asia and Africa who most need them.
Rebecca Paranjothy, Co-founder at Freedom Cups
Freedom Cups aims to get reusable menstrual cups for the women. Freedom Cups get reusable menstrual products to women. They are the better option for the body, wallet, and planet. Freedom Cups work on a buy-1, give-1 model where every cup purchased at full price sees one cup given to an underprivileged woman.
Carrie Tan, Founder at Daughters of Tomorrow
DOT is non-profit organisation facilitating livelihood opportunities to underprivileged women in Singapore and India.
Drinks and light bites will be served at 6:30pm. Tickets available here.
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