This one-day event will encourage students aged 14-18 years, of all genders, to explore menstruation through the lenses of Te Ao Māori, sustainability, sport and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.
The Hine O Te Kura Youth Symposium is a special event in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, helping to break down menstrual equity barriers to participation in sport and education. Menstrual equity is the balance of affordability, accessibility and safety of menstrual products, as well as education.
Being able to go to school every day and participate in physical activity is important for overall wellbeing. It provides a safe environment where children and young people can grow and learn, build social connections and a sense of belonging, and develop their potential.
It has long-term impacts for health, employment opportunities and life choices.
The Hine O Te Kura Youth Symposium will create a safe and open space for all young people to talk about their experiences, ask for help and support one another. This means talking about periods in a positive and empowering way in front of the whole group to normalise it, while respecting cultural norms.