Tue, Sep 27, 2022

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (GMT+10)

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How can you help break the menstrual taboo?

Menstruation is a natural bodily process, yet the topic is still controversial for most, would you discuss it with your academic or employer? Would you be comfortable letting them know that your studies or work had been impacted due to menstruation?

Sadly, majority of people won’t.

Have you ever been caught short and not known where to access sanitary products on campus? Or been charged an inflated price to purchase from a public vending machine?

Want to help make change at Western Sydney University?

Join us as we look at how menstruation can impact daily life, what has been happening in our community to provide better access for students and staff, and how you can help break the menstrual taboo.

Read more about menstrual equity and Pixii products, a social enterprise providing Australia with an eco-friendly option.

Unable to attend in person please join us via zoom to be part of the conversation. 

File Attachments: Final_White_Paper_Menstrual_Equity_in_Educational_Institutions_and_Workplaces_V2

Dress Casual (jeans ok)


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Sarah Duffy


Western Sydney University

is a researcher with 10 years experience investigating issues relating to policy and practice in the workplace. Sarah has worked closely with businesses to understand how gender equity issues are impacting on the workforce and what policies and practices can be put in place to strive for equitable and productive workplaces.

Dr. Sarah Duffy is unable to attend in person, but has been an essential member in the research, advocating for hygiene products on campus and arranging this event.

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Emilee Gilbert

Associate Professor

Western Sydney University

is a feminist sociologist, with 20 years of experience in gender equity for women’s health. Emilee has worked with health and workplace agencies and schools to develop programs and strategies to improve health outcomes. Emilee’s qualitative approach to research provides rich and in-depth insights into people’s experiences, and allows her to recommend tailored solutions.

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Mike Armour


Western Sydney University

is a senior research fellow in reproductive health. Mike’s research focuses on endometriosis, and period pain, and he has a keen interest in improving menstrual health literacy and non-pharmaceutical interventions. His research is around empowering people to better understand menstruation to help reduce the negative impact of these conditions at work, and in education and life in general.

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Nina Tavener



Join the founder of Pixii, Australia's most eco-friendly tampon provider and social enterprise supporting One girl. Striving towards a future where everyones basic hygeiene needs are being met

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Michelle O'Shea


Western Sydney University

is a researcher with more than 10 years experience in gender equity. Her research and advocacy is directed at illuminating and problematising issues relevant to gender inequity and inclusion in institutional contexts. She is committed to agitating for and enabling attitudinal, practice and policy changes that destabilise inequities for individual, societal and business impact.

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