Due to the social stigma surrounding menstruation and the high cost of sanitary products, many girls are forced to either drop out of school or even sell sex to afford sanitary products. This again has widely negative impacts on African communities. What can be done on a policy level to ensure free sanitary pads and proper facilities? And how can we start a dialogue to get rid of the taboo?
Denis Nzioka, Kenyan activist and journalist. Nzioka made international headlines due to carrying around pads for women in order to fight the stigma of menstruation.
Gry Larsen, secretary general in Care Norway. Care is a global aid organization working for women's rights.
Luwisa Makosa, student activist from Zimbabwe. She has a background from the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe, an organization working to secure student welfare.
Moderator is Asta Busingye Lydersen, artist and writer.
This event is part of Oslo Pride. Oslo Pride festival is from 22nd to 30th of June. You can see the full program on oslopride.no. Oslo Pride is a volunteer based festival and is part of FRI Oslo and Akershus. Read more on frioa.no