Thursday, Feb 01, 2018 7:00p -
Walker Building - Emerson College
120 Boylston Street Room 233
Boston, MA 02116
Date Idea, Film, Lectures & Conferences, Kid Friendly, Social Good, University, < 21, Meetup
Community Development Network and the Emerson Chapter of Period are proud to host a screening of 4 chapters of Girl Rising.
Girl Rising is a critically acclaimed documentary that follows several girls on their journey to education, and highlights many factors which contribute to the gender education gap, as well as celebrating people who overcome it.
Community Development Network is an organization dedicated to solving education, health and development challenges in Cameroon. CDN is contributing to tackling the gender gap in educational achievement and opportunities with the Menstrual Hygiene Project. In Cameroon, less than 50% of girls attend primary school, and off that group only 32% go on to attend secondary school. One of the reasons for this is that many girls lack access to menstrual hygiene education and resources and don't go to school when on their period. CDN is combatting this by educating girls about menstrual hygiene, reproductive health and their human rights, and giving them reusable menstrual hygiene products.
Period is a group of young activists across the U.S. united by the belief that menstrual care is a basic right. Period fights for justice for communities that lack menstrual hygiene nationally and internationally access by serving, educating and advocating; delivering period packs to those in need, educating the public to eliminate the taboo of menstruation and raising awareness and creating change through events campaigns and media relationships.