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Women, Water, & Health: A virtual discussion with wH2O contributing authors

May 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority.

The Journal of Gender and Water of the Water Center at Penn is celebrating Women’s Health Week with global WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) experts on May 12, 2021 at 12pm EST.

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Water plays a vital role in all our lives especially women’s. For women, the water crisis is personal. Access to safe water for women during menstruation, pregnancy and thereafter is critical to their health. Moreover, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has made us realize the need for safe water now more than ever.

In this panel, Dr. Marni Sommer, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University will share her research and community experience on women, water and menstruation from a global and domestic perspective. Julia Sherry, Program Design Specialist at Water Mission will share the importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities highlighting the experience of Water Mission Mexico.

*Zoom link provided following registration.

Share this event with your friends and colleagues on social media using the hashtags: #WomensHealthWednesday and #WomensHealthandWater

Panel Discussion Topics:

Dr. Marni Sommer, Topic: “Women, Water & Menstruation: Global and Domestic Displacement Perspectives”

Julia Sherry, Topic: “Water, Sanitation, Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities: The Experience of Water Mission Mexico.”