2021/8/2  
Menstrual equity activist Vivi Lin receives prestigious Diana Award (2021/07/22)
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    Menstrual equity activist Vivi Lin receives prestigious Diana Award (2021/07/22)

    Vivi Lin, an activist for menstrual equity, has become the first Taiwanese recipient of the prestigious Diana Award. The accolade, which was established in the U.K. in memory of the late Princess Diana, recognizes young people from around the world for achievements in social and humanitarian action. Lin said she's humbled and honored by the prize. She said that on her award application form, she made sure to identify her country as Taiwan. Let's hear from her.

    Vivi Lin
    Little Red Hood founder
    I wanted us to be able to write Taiwan on the form, because everyone in my team comes from our beloved country, Taiwan. Also, of all the projects we’re working on, most of them are based in Taiwan. Now that we have this award, we will continue doing what we’re doing, but even better. We want to continue making an impact in places around the world, including Taiwan. Places where there is still period poverty, a lack of education on menstruation or where periods are still stigmatized.

    The 22-year-old is the founder of the non-profit organization Little Red Hood. The group tackles issues like menstrual stigma and period poverty, which is the lack of access to sanitary products and hygiene education. On the Diana Awards official webpage, Lin says she began to advocate for menstrual equity due to experiencing painful periods throughout her life, and to being diagnosed with an ovarian tumor when she was 17 years old. Lin also found fame last year with her video message to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in response to his allegations of Taiwanese prejudice.
    中文 Chinese  
    嗆譚德塞而爆紅!林薇獲英國黛安娜人道獎

    致力消除經期汙名化運動,創辦「小紅帽」非營利組織的林薇,最近獲得英國的黛安娜人道主義獎。林薇表示這是對自己莫大的殊榮與肯定,更指出,作為第一位獲獎的台灣人,她在填寫資料時,堅定表達希望在國家名單上加上"台灣",後來真的如願,讓她深感驕傲與感動。

    [[小紅帽創辦人林薇]]
    “希望填寫台灣的原因,不只是因為那是我們所有團隊成員,來自的我們最愛的國家,也包含就是我們真正在做更多行動的地方,其實最多就是在台灣。(得獎後)我們也是繼續把我們正在做的事情做得更好,然後想辦法讓全世界各地,然後還有台灣正在經歷月經貧窮,正在因為月經教育的缺乏,或是月經汙名化所受到影響的人們,能夠不要再繼續被影響。”

    在今年黛安娜獎官網中,介紹到,林薇從小就有經痛問題,17歲時更被診斷出患有卵巢腫瘤,讓她決心在台灣推動「消除經期污名化」運動。去年4月,WHO秘書長譚德賽指控台灣對他人身攻擊時,林薇曾拍影片反擊,引發極大迴響。
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