Breaking the silence around Menstrual Hygiene – keeping girls in schools

On May 19th 2015, WASH Canada  and Femme International will host an event to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day at the Tiff Bell Lightbox.

The event will feature a VIP Reception from 6-7pm for special guests, followed by a Screening of the acclaimed documentary ‘Menstrual Man’ by Amit Virmani from 7-8:30pm. The documentary tells the incredible true story of one man’s radical journey to address a taboo issue in rural India and empower women.


Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Tiff Bell Lightbox Box Office, located at 350 King Street West. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 416-599-TIFF (8433), credit only. To RSVP to the event and hold your place, email

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global initiative of organizations across all sectors to engage in action, advocacy and knowledge sharing around menstrual health and hygiene. Events will be held around the world to start the conversation and break the stigma.

Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to education, health and human rights for women and girls around the world, and it must be included in global WASH initiatives. Femme International and Wash Canada firmly believe that menstruation should not oppress, shame or isolate women.

About The Partners:

Wash Canada works to strengthen the collective Canadian voice and impact on the world water and sanitation crisis. For more information:

Femme International is dedicated to promoting women’s health through education, with a focus on menstrual health and hygiene. For more information:

Humber College is helping to sponsor the event.

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