Periods@Work – Why the topic of menstruation belongs at work

When? Tuesday, 14. March, 13:00 – 14:00 CET


With? Daniela Spies, Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Adela Llatja, Gender Focal Person GIZ Albania, Katrin Freitag, Senior Expert Facility Management, Daphne Manolakos, Member of the GIZ Staff Initiative MenstruAction,

As highlighted by the German Development Minister Svenja Schulze on the “International Menstrual Hygiene Day” in 2022, “Menstruation should not be a taboo!” Aligned with BMZ’s ‘Feminist development policy – for just and strong societies worldwide’, we aim to raise awareness of menstrual health and hygiene and its effects on the 3Rs – rights, representation and resources of women and girls – and thus, on their lives and active participation in social, political, and economic affairs. Together we will explore strategies to achieve a more inclusive workplace for everyone – in Germany and in our country offices. Drawing on insights from a pilot phase and already existing good practices at GIZ headquarters and in various country offices we will elaborate on and delve into the topic of cycle-oriented work. Our overall aim is to stimulate and facilitate a meaningful discourse about the necessity of a period-friendly corporate culture within GIZ.