Events hosted by OCIC Members & Friends

Online seminar: Empowering Women Globally through effective Menstrual Health Management

Event Summary

A virtual seminar led by industry experts, discussing gender inequality, human rights and menstrual health management.

Event Details

Period poverty and lack of access to information around menstrual health remains a challenge for all women and girls around the world today, from within Canada to around the world. Good Neighbors Canada is actively working on multiple programs to promote gender equity and empower marginalized genders, including supporting with the implementation of menstrual health management (MHM) projects.

Join our virtual seminar on Friday, December 16th, to hear from three special guest speakers in the humanitarian sector whose work is actively contributing towards the fight for true gender equity.

  • Elise Sohmbella, OD Director at Good Neighbors Cameroon, to discuss her case study of the Better Life for Girls program, supporting menstrual health education and provision of menstrual materials.
  • Richard Luwaga, Operations Department at Good Neighbors Uganda, to discuss their case study of a girls ambassadors and youth education program.
  • Dr. Vida Shehada, Professor of International Development Program at Centennial College, to discuss women and human rights.

The series of talks will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Tickets are free, but pay-as-you-feel donations are welcomed. 100% of donations will go towards our partnered MHM programs.

This event will be held as a Zoom meeting: Please remain muted throughout the presentations and feel free to switch your camera off or on as you wish.

If you wish to learn more about Good Neighbors Canada’s current MHM project, and donate to the campaign, please click here: goodneighborscanada.ca/better-life-girls

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