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FREE PERIODS HK

Hactl x Free Periods HK – Be My Buddy Buddy

In celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, Free Periods HK, with full support from our lead sponsor Hactl, is collaborating with One Bite Design Studio to organize an exhibition and workshop series called “Be My Buddy Buddy”.

The exhibition features five themes and a total of twenty-eight exhibits featuring different facts about menstruation. Through interactive activities, participants can dispel myths about menstruation and become better Buddies to people around them who menstruate, regardless of their gender identity.

The five themes include “Global”, “Public Space”, “Workplace”, “Family” and “Self”. In addition to physiological knowledge and concepts about menstruation, we will also share information about global phenomena such as menstrual poverty and gender inequality. By linking up personal experiences with social conditions, we hope to build a menstruation-friendly society together.

We will also launch the newly designed “Buddy Buddy Conversation Cards” alongside the exhibition. The cards feature different scenarios and roles, which allow everybody to talk about menstruation with ease, and break the taboo surrounding it.

Apart from the exhibition, our lead sponsor Hactl will further support Free Periods HK’s menstrual education activities in the second half of the year. Hactl will generously donate 500 sets of “Buddy Buddy Gift Boxes” containing menstrual products and related gifts to girls in need. Buddies who come to visit our exhibition are invited to write encouraging messages or menstrual stories to share with the beneficiaries.

Hactl x Free Periods HK – Be My Buddy Buddy —Menstrual Equality Exhibition
Exhibition Details:
Time: 25‒28/5/23 (Thu‒Sun) 12:00‒19:00
Venue: Form Society, G/F, 186 Tai Nam Street, Sham Shui Po

Workshops and Screening
A storytelling section for kids, cloth pads making workshop, “Period. End of Sentence.” screening, floral tea and bodily health workshop and menstrual products introduction session will be held during the exhibition period. As the activities are conducted in Cantonese, please refer to the Chinese introduction if interested.

*World Menstrual Day: May 28th is “Menstrual Hygiene Day” (also known as World Menstrual Day) and was initiated by the German NGO WASH United in 2014. This day was chosen to celebrate menstruation because the average length of menstruation is 5 days, and the average menstrual cycle is 28 days. This set of numbers is also used as the backbone of the exhibition.

Lead Sponsor:
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl)

Hactl is Hong Kong’s leading independent air cargo handler, serving over 100 airlines and 1,000 forwarders. Its SuperTerminal 1 is the world’s single largest multi-level air cargo terminal. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis), Hactl also offers value-added integrated logistics solutions and custom-bonded cross-border road feeder services connecting China and Hong Kong. Since the launch of its Green Terminal programme in 2018, Hactl has been actively promoting sustainability, diversity and inclusivity through a wide range of projects and collaborations with the local community.

Organiser

Free Periods HK is a charity that supports underprivileged women, girls, and individuals who menstruate. Established in 2018, it provides quality period products, education, and emotional support to alleviate the problems caused by period poverty and insufficient knowledge concerning overall well-being.

Co-Organiser
As the first B Corp certified architecture practice in Hong Kong, onebite creates positive impact through multi-disciplinary placemaking solutions that create synergies among stakeholders. onebite believes in co-creating inventive solutions grounded in architecture, urban planning, landscape design, and social design expertise, and articulated with human sensitivity.
Attachment: Photos of the “Be My Buddy Buddy” Exhibition Opening and Project Kick-Start
and exhibition

Media Contact: hello@freeperiods.org.hk

Right to left:

Ms Amy Lam, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Hactl

Ms Zoe Chan, Co-founder, Free Periods HK

Mr Alan Cheung, Managing Director & Co-founder, One Bite Design Studio

Right to left:

Ms Joyce Fung, Co-founder, Free Periods HK

Ms Sarah Mui, Design Director & Founder, One Bite Design Studio

Ms Winnie Chan, Director of Corporate Communications, Hactl

Ms Amy Lam, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Hactl

Ms Zoe Chan, Co-founder, Free Periods HK

Mr Alan Cheung, Managing Director & Co-founder, One Bite Design Studio

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