Many companies still shy away from celebrating International Menstrual Health Awareness Day which comes around each year on May 28th. But since 2020, LUÜNA has worked with global and local Asia-based offices alike to tackle menstrual stigma and celebrate this calendar date - in even the most self-described 'conservative' places of work.
Last month was busy for our team for Women's Month, with LUÜNA hosting online and offline programs in Ningbo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Through this, we demonstrated to hundreds of staff and students that education around menstrual health is not only necessary in all gender equal offices, but that it can be fun, engaging and inclusive.
"Well, thank you Olivia and LUÜNA naturals for opening my eyes on the topic of #period and #menstruation.
Thank you for raising #awareness on the daily challenges, the #sustainabilityissue (and the #solutions like non-plastic #cotton pads or reusable menstrual cups), the distinction with #endometriosis and most of all removing the taboos on this topic." - Jonathan Ly, Head of D&I at Richemont APAC
Menstrual Health Awareness Day is no different, and throughout May, LUÜNA will continue to work with our clients to advance MENSTRUAL EQUITY, defined at LUÜNA as ‘the affordability, accessibility and safety of menstrual care for all people, including products, research and policies, that consider, understand and respect menstruation in a way that is good for our bodies and our planet.’
This year, May's corporate partnerships will place a great focus on our period poverty initiatives and the need to foster menstrual equity within our vulnerable local communities, as well as the workplace and amongst our direct networks.
It has been exciting to see more companies supporting our period poverty initiatives recently such as The Red Box project, through which we partner with The Zubin Foundation to provide period care to vulnerable girls from the ethnic minority community in Hong Kong. Already, we have provided products and education for over 350 girls through this initiative.
If you would like to involve your team in our May activities, or learn more about how our work can support your company culture throughout the year, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other period poverty initiatives by LUÜNA include our Save & Give campaign which has provided urgent period care products to communities most affected by the 5th wave of Covid in Hong Kong