P.E.N

Description

The idea that menstruation is dirty, shameful and unmentionable keeps girls and women away from school and out of work.

A woman without access to sanitary products may have to stay at home during her periods, or risks losing her job for getting off to change her pad, provided there are facilities for her to manage her menstruation at all.

Even women working in office environments and girls in schools with convenient facilities, go to great lengths to hide periods.

PERIOD Empowerment Network, herein referred to as “PEN” seeks to improve youth knowledge, skills, and attitudes about menstrual health and hygiene, and increase awareness about the body, relationships, sexual practices, sexuality, etc.

PEN is a unique and powerful menstruation education project in empowering young people and building their capacities to continuously learn and raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene and advocate for menstruation education.

Activities

Kick – Off Meeting Sweden (8-12 April 2019)

Training Course Kenya: A TC which seeks to bring together 24 youth workers, teachers, social workers, civil society leaders, trainers, resources developers, etc. from 12 partner countries to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes about menstrual health and hygiene.

Training Course USA: A TC which seeks to bring together 24 youth workers, teachers, social workers, civil society leaders, trainers, resources developers, etc. from 12 partner countries to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes about counter-narratives campaigns.

Workshop Greece: PEN partners will discuss further strategies on how to maintain PEN sustainable after closing, and how to launch the mass dissemination and exploitation phase so that the results are freely used or integrated in other menstruation education contexts.

Partners

TERRAM PACIS â€“ Norway ðŸ‡³ðŸ‡´
EIA â€“ Portugal ðŸ‡µðŸ‡¹
WYZSZA SIZKOLA BIZNESU I NAUK O ZDROWIU â€“ Poland ðŸ‡µðŸ‡±
EYROPAIKO INSTITOYTO TOPIKHS ANAPTYKSHS â€“ Greece ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡·
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association â€“ Belgium ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡ª
Asociacion de Innovacion Emprendimiento y Tecnologias de la 1 â€“ Spain ðŸ‡ªðŸ‡¸
Samahan ng mga Pillipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran, Inc â€“ Philippines ðŸ‡µðŸ‡­
Hello Youth â€“ Sweden ðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡ª
Camion of Care â€“ United States ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸
VOLUNTEER ACTION FOR CHANGE KENYA â€“ Kenya ðŸ‡°ðŸ‡ª
Uganda Youth Skills Training Organization â€“ Uganda ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¬
DISHA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION TRUST â€“ India ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³