Bleeding Dignity: the role of Dignity in Menstrual Health hosted by University of East London, Dept. of Social Sciences
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About The Event
The University of East London's Dept. of Social Sciences invite you to Bleeding Dignity: the role of Dignity in Menstrual Health.
Poor menstrual health practices have macro impacts in educational inequalities, chronic illness and sexual violence. UNICEF reports that 28% of girls in rural India quit school soon after their first period and a large proportion regularly miss school because of poor menstrual health. Lack of sanitation facilities further aggravate menstrual health management. For example, 300 million rural Indian women practice open defecation, which has been linked with disease, chronic illnesses and sexual violence in northern India but in rural parts of several sub-Sahara African nations.
The University of East London's research in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, funded by DfID GCRF, aims to unpack the role of dignity in understanding menstrual health challenges and interventions.
At this event they'll discuss the challenges to-date of field work in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and show some clips of the Bollywood film, Padman.
You'll find them in room USS1.01. Join for refreshments at 5.30pm and get ready for a 6pm start.
Free to attend. Everyone welcome!
They're also holding another event beforehand from 4.30pm that you might be interested in...
NGOs and the 4th Industrial Revolution
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The University of East London's MSc NGO and Development Management established in 2006 and EAD/IAC accredited in 2017 has produced inspirational alumni. They've invited some of these inspiring people to share their amazing journey and challenges in reaching their career destinations in the development sector.
If you're interested in seeking a career in the development sector such as the – Non-Government Sector organisations, community groups, aid agencies and other domains that are important pillars of Global development: education and health in particular, this would an excellent opportunity to ask your questions from our alumni.