MenstruAction – One goal, many initiatives

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, the staff initiative MenstruAction, 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.

Assessing GIZ’s period-friendliness
In May 2023, we conducted a survey with more than 800 participants on the situation and the wishes of a period-friendly workplace in HQ and in the country offices, with surprising results. Read more in the first edition of our MenstruAction News.

Background: In 2015, the GIZ staff initiative MenstruAction was introduced with a clear mission in mind. Employees from diverse sectors, including education, health, gender, and WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), united to promote a positive message regarding menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). The Periods@work campaign represents just one facet of this broader effort. Through the organization of special events, impactful campaigns, and collaborations both within and outside of GIZ, the overarching goal is to make MHH a widely recognized and accepted issue
within the company and in the public eye.

MenstruAction News: giz-MenstruActionNews-2023-12-01

Newest edition of our MenstruAction Flipbook: GIZ_MenstruAction-Publication-2024


Contact Details

Name: GIZ Staff Initiative MenstruAction / Daphne Manolakos
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