Menstrual stigma is a pressing issue in East Asia. Only 1/9 of Taiwanese schools provide menstrual education and a mere 45% of female elementary school students in Taiwan can answer menstruation-related questions correctly. With Red offers an inclusive education program to empower all individuals to live freely as their true selves, unencumbered by the limitations and constraints of menstruation.
To effectively address the issue of period stigma in East Asia, we need innovative solutions to go beyond the traditional classroom. With Red's innovative course design is anchored on the peer learning and scaffolding principle. For example, placing parents and adolescents in the same group fosters a deeper bond and understanding between them. It empowers participants with the knowledge and strengthens their connection.
With Red designs 3 age-specific kits to cover a wide range of menstrual issues for different audiences. The interactive and experiential materials engage and empower adolescents and parents, fostering a deep understanding of menstruation, an appreciation for diverse menstrual products, and raising social awareness.
We work with school administrators to review school policies and help them implement a comprehensive menstrual education curriculum. We aim to create immersive, gender-inclusive environments that foster empathy, self-love, and compassion.
Our program is now implemented in 110 schools and organisations across 18 cities, directly impacted 300k students, parents, and educators, reaching 1M people overall. We've published 3 age-specific kits, 3 books, and co-produced the 1st Taiwanese menstruation education animation, garnering 320K views. This success has led to policy changes in 5 municipalities, and the central government is now considering our curriculum for national implementation. We're now translating materials into multiple languages and incorporating cultural contexts from East & Southeast Asia (e.g. Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Mongolia). By sharing methods with educators and establishing regional agendas, we aim to elevate the importance of menstrual education and eliminate period stigma in Asia.
We love connecting with others with a shared mindset and purpose. Please share the current challenges and the current state of menstrual education in your country. We will guide you to identify stakeholders and possible solutions. We can work with you to produce educational materials tailored to your cultural background with a 3 year follow-up in plan.
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