Menstrual silence, shame, ignorance and awkwardness are not only counter to women’s fundamental health and wellbeing, but also to the realisation of their full human rights—to be able to avail themselves of the opportunities and resources in life, to live without discrimination; and to be able to participate fully and freely as citizens and consumers in their communities, workplaces and society at large.

Karen Pickering and Jane Bennett, About Bloody Time

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About Bloody Time

About Bloody Time

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This book digs deep into the menstrual taboo: where it exists, how it came to be and why it's so resilient. Our culture asks women and girls to view their bodies through a prism of negativity and fear. We want to change that.

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How to start conversations about menstruation in your workplace

How to start conversations about menstruation in your workplace

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Check out our latest blog for tips on how to broach conversations about menstruation and menopause in your workplace. 

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Why we've introduced a menstrual policy and you should too

Why we've introduced a menstrual policy and you should too

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The VWT has been trialling a menstrual leave policy and it’s been a great success. VWT staffers Casimira Melican and Grace Mountford explain the importance of contemporary and progressive workplaces in supporting people who experience menstruation and menopause.

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Menstrual and Menopause Wellbeing Policy

Menstrual and Menopause Wellbeing Policy

Our Menstrual Policy is one way we support the health and wellbeing of our staff. Our policy is freely available and ready to be integrated into your workplace. Read more about why we created this policy and adopt it in your workplace.

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