#InvestInWomen’s menstrual hygiene this International Women’s Day

International Womens Day #InvestInWomen

#InvestInWomen’s menstrual hygiene this International Women’s Day

The history of International Women’s Day stretches as far back as 1909. And in the hundred-and-something years since, it’s exploded into a global celebration of women. It’s a chance to shine a light on women’s incredible achievements, and recognise how far gender equality has come. But it’s also a chance to reflect on how far we still have to go, and galvanise the action needed to get us there.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress”. For us here at SaniPod, the subject of investing in women isn’t only about March 8th. It’s top of our minds all year round.

Women account for 47.7% of the global workforce. And providing these millions of people with a safe and hygienic way to manage their periods is more than a basic human right. It’s a sign that businesses everywhere care about the health, productivity, privacy and dignity of their female workforce. It’s simple; investing in effective sanitary disposal is also an investment in women. Here’s why.

Dirty sanitary bin

It’s an investment in women’s health and wellbeing.

Unclean and unhygienic sanitary bins aren’t just an eyesore. They can also have a real impact on women’s health. After using the bathroom, our hands are host to over 200 million bacteria per square inch. And these aren’t your friendly, everyday bacteria. They’re the kind that can lead to diarrhoea, norovirus and respiratory infections. So every time you have to touch an unsightly bin lid, you’re raising the very real risk of cross-contamination.

When there’s no sanitary bin at all, the effects can be just as damaging. Flushing sanitary waste down the toilet can lead to blockages and plumbing issues, which can cause an unsanitary environment – and higher risks of infections and disease. Throwing these period products away in a bathroom’s communal bins can cause cross-contamination, too.

It all just goes to show that a modern, hygienic and effective sanitary unit is so much more than a bin. It’s a sign your business is truly invested in the health and wellbeing of its female employees, students and customers.

It’s an investment in women’s productivity and focus.

When women lack the basic facilities they need to effectively manage their periods, it can wreak havoc on their work life. It can create crippling feelings of embarrassment, anxiety and discomfort.

This often has a knock-on effect on focus, which can have a tangible impact on productivity levels. Because the more time women spend worrying about where and how to dispose of their period products, the less time they can spend excelling at their job.

It’s an investment in women’s dignity and privacy.

Putting thought and care into your business’s sanitary disposal system speaks volumes. It says you care about the women in your workforce. It says you respect their dignity, their privacy and their basic human rights.

It also says your business prioritises gender equality and inclusivity. It’s a sign you care that all your employees, whatever their gender, have access to the vital facilities they need.

A bathroom that considers and caters to women can make them feel seen, understood and taken care of. It can contribute to their overall sense of inclusion and belonging. After all, it feels really good to know your workplace has your best interests at heart.

No toilet paper

A safe sanitary disposal system is as much of a staple as toilet paper.

You wouldn’t dream of skipping out on your business’s toilet paper, soap or paper towels. You wouldn’t let your team go without a sink, a cubicle door or a working flush. The same should go for your sanitary disposal unit.

For the 1.3 billion women in the world’s workforce, a safe and hygienic way to dispose of menstrual waste is an essential need and a basic human right. It’s up to businesses everywhere to invest in it.

#InvestInWomen by investing in your sanitary disposal system.

SaniPod™ is the sanitary disposal system designed by women, for women. It’s easy to use and easy on the eyes. And with revolutionary automatic models available, it’s completely touch-free. Making managing menstruation simple, hygienic and stress-free.

Investing in a new sanitary disposal unit is more than an upgrade. It’s a step towards ensuring women everywhere feel seen, understood and included.

Talk to the SaniPod™ team today, and invest in a sanitary disposal system that shows you #InvestInWomen.

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