Viva con Agua is celebrating life. And the female cycle.

 
Every day about 300 million humans are menstruating all over the world. But the topic of menstruation and menstrual hygiene is still full of taboos and stigmas.
 
With the Day of Action VIVA! PERIOD. Viva con Agua created space for positive activism and conversation about menstruation and the female cycle together with artists, activists and initiatives.
 
We focused on a joyful and curious way of dealing with menstruation. We presented inspiring examples, experts and offered workshops for shared experiences of rhythm and flow. We indicated different points of view on the topic of menstruation, that may inspire and provoke a constructive discussion.
 
We were questioning: How does storytelling influence awareness for menstruation and the female cycle? How are we talking about it at work? Should activism be more radical? How is art working with menstruation? And how can we open space to discuss and change the view of menstrual hygiene, especially in the global context of WASH projects?
 

Viva con Agua and Menstrual Hygiene Management

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This Artwork was made by Luisa Stömer & Eva Wünsch (Ebbe und Blut)

This was the livestream – MAY 28th – 10:00 A.M.

We invite you to interact, comment and ask questions. To enter the chat on the source website twitch, please click on the twitch logo.

This was the program of
Viva! Period. - Day of Action 2021

PEOPLE

CYCLE TALKS



Talk Program

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Uganda

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Nepal

Female* cycle & Workflow - possibilities and challanges to address the topic @ work

Menstruaction @ schools -
why educational work for menstruation needs improvement


IT'S A PLEASURE- the power of positive storytelling

How to Address social poverty? A female* perspective of local initiatives

Cycling together- menstrual cycle awareness as a chance for all genders

Menstruation project- Launch and Digital exhibition tour

NEWS

Posted inINTERVIEW

Menstruationshygiene: „Wir wollen das Thema positiv besetzen“

Jeden Tag menstruieren etwa 300 Millionen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt. Menstruationshygiene ist ein wichtiger Teil der sanitären Grundversorgung und grundlegend für die Würde und das Wohlbefinden von Frauen und Mädchen. Doch die Menstruation ist noch immer ein Thema voller Tabus und Stigmata, in Ländern des globalen Südens ebenso wie im globalen Norden. Auch in Deutschland wurde die Mehrwertsteuer auf Menstruationsprodukte erst im vergangenen Jahr von 19 Prozent auf sieben  Read More »

Posted inNEWS

WASH, WIE BIDDE?

Was versteht man unter WASH? Was hat das mit Menstruation zu tun? Das haben wir Luisa und Eva, die kreativen Köpfe hinter EBBE & BLUT gefragt und die haben mit einem digitalen Daumenkino geantwortet.   BLÄTTERT DOCH MAL DURCH. BEI UNS AUF INSTAGRAM Luisa Stömer und Eva Wünsch kommen aus der Nähe von Nürnberg. Sie studierten zusammen bis 2016 Grafik Design & Illustration an der TH-Nürnberg. Seit Beginn des Studiums sind sie ein  Read More »

Posted inHIGHLIGHTS

Fine Art Print zum Menstrual Hygiene Day

The digital exhibition experience Menstruation Project aims to raise awareness around the cycle as a gynecene phenomenon, with a particular focus on artistic explorations of social, cultural and political layers of menstruation (or absence thereof) and the life and lunar rhythms as a whole.Every month, from menarche to menopause, approximately half of the world’s population goes through a menstrual cycle and yet it remains veiled by discrimination and taboo.  As part of the exhibition on  Read More »

FAMILY & SUPPORTER

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