Esther Kyazike, Uganda
My name is Esther Kyazikem, from Uganda. I am a passionate librarian by training and profession with a focus on increasing access to public library and funding to mobilize and support youth. As a part of the Uganda Youth Network, and Uganda Community Libraries association, I conduct research, host forums, network, and educate the community on menstrual hygiene management under the dignified menstruation framework, centering dignity.
My organization, Kawempe Youth Central, also participates in health financing, budget advocacy, dialogues and trainings on Dignified Menstruation. I am passionate about raising and spreading awareness and education surrounding Dignified Menstruation in Uganda and global.
Anna Soetomo, Indonesia
My name is Anna Soetomo, from Yogyakarta Indonesia. I am a youth activist with a master degree on religion and cross cultural studies focusing on youth activism and Dignified Menstruation in Indonesia.
I host community forums on menstruation, menstrual taboo, stigma, restriction, hygiene management and infrastructure within the dignified menstruation frame . Currently, I am working on documenting menstrual experiences through stories from women with different cultural background in many places in Indonesia.
Pefi Massey, Australia
My name is Pefi Kingi, and I am a Pacific activist based in Australia; formerly of New Zealand; and born in Niue. I am passionate about Pacific development and women’s development. I am a secondary school teacher by trade; educational advisor for teacher training, teacher development and school development; and lastly, education review officer in compulsory education. I have managed a Pacific mental health service; and directed a national Pacific problem gambling minimisation service. I’ve also given time and energy to Pacific interests family/domestic violence prevention; sexual violence research, suicide prevention, and most recently, Pacific migrants and migration in the Pacfiic region. I support Dignified Menstruation for all Pacific Women and Girls, and for all Women and Girls.
Anupa Regmi, Nepal
My name is Anupa Regmi and I am a founder and currently program coordinator of Radha Paudel Foundation. With a bachelors in Science and Nursing, Masters in Child Development and Gender Socialization, and in the process of Masters in Sociology and Anthropology I am a research oriented community organizer in Nepal working on Dignified Menstruation.
My interest are to mobilize activist volunteer, peacemaker, health care workers, educators to end violence
against women and men, and girls and boys through dismantling oppressive structural, institutional, and personal biases against sex, gender, sexuality, class, race/caste, and other identities, starting with the right for dignity during menstruation.
Mili Adhikari, USA
My name is Mili Adhikari and I am a Public Health Practitioner with a Bachelors from UC Berkeley, currently working as a Reproductive Health Specialist for Planned Parenthood. My passion is working in Menstruation rights, reproductive justice, gender equity, and preventative care through education, awareness, activism and community building.
As a youth menstruation activist, menstruating- women, and health care worker, I am deeply invested in transforming the menstruation agenda to reflect dignity as its highest priority and thus center each individuals inalienable rights to dignity which will be fulfilled through destigmatization, removal of all menstruation restrictions, affordable and environmentally sustainable products, infrastructure, and body literacy.