The Global Cable, Gender Equality Period. End Of Sentence. with Claire Sliney
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March 8, 2019
Perry World House | The Global Cable
In honor of International Woman's Day, on this episode of The Global Cable, Perry World House Deputy Director LaShawn Jefferson is joined by Claire Sliney, a University of Pennsylvania Sophomore and an Academy Award-winning producer of Period. End of Sentence, a documentary short that explores a group of women in a rural Indian village, which fights the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads.
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. “Period. End of Sentence.” -- a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi -- tells their story. For generations, these women didn’t have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. They name their brand "FLY," because they want women "to soar."
Their flight is, in part, enabled by the work of high school girls half a world away, in California, who raised the initial money for the machine and began a non-profit called "The Pad Project."
Music & Producer by Tre Hester.