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Terms of reference of the Period Dignity Roundtable.

Purpose of the group

The role of the Roundtable will be to oversee implementation of the Period Proud Wales Action Plan and offer advice and expertise to the Welsh Government on pressing and emergent issues that impact period dignity in Wales.

Objectives

Support the Welsh Government to implement the Period Proud Wales Action Plan and emerging issues to reflect the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, and the cost-of-living crisis.

Scrutinise progress against actions in the Period Proud Wales Action and identify any barriers to progress.

Share knowledge and understanding to assist in the delivery and monitoring of the Period Proud Wales Action Plan. Consult with networks and wider membership to help identify and understand pressing and emergent barriers to period dignity that people experience.

Provide expert support and advice to Ministers to understand the pressing and emergent barriers to period dignity and provide practical examples of how to overcome such barriers.

Ensure that any consideration of period dignity considers the intersection between gender, race, disability, being LGBTQ+ and other protected characteristics, and is inclusive and anti-discriminatory.

Support Welsh Government to consider links with the Strategic Equality Plan, the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan, the LGBTQ+ Action Plan and Locked Out: Liberating Disabled People‚Äôs Lives and Rights in Wales beyond COVID-19.  This will take place in addition to links with broader Welsh Government policy on health, education, transport and the economy.

Identify possible areas for research to provide a sound evidence base for future policies and programmes.

Welsh Government officials who attend the roundtable will contribute to discussions based on their expertise and experience, consider the issues that arise relating to their policy areas and provide advice as necessary, give updates on progress against actions allocated to them within the Period Proud Wales Action Plan and report back to policy colleagues on any areas where policies or programmes might be developed or amended to better promote period dignity.

Group working arrangements

The Period Dignity Roundtable will be chaired by the Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip.

The secretariat will be provided by the Equality and Human Rights Division of the Welsh Government.

The Period Dignity Roundtable will meet 4 times a year.

Papers will issue at least 3 working days ahead of any meeting.

Minutes will issue within 2 weeks of the meeting.

These terms of reference will be reviewed every 12 months by the Welsh Government Equality team and the Roundtable members to ensure they remain fit for purpose and relevant over time.

Publication of documents

Agendas, papers and minutes of meetings will be made available on request in hard copy or alternative formats.

Access arrangements

If members have any specific requirements to enable them to access a meeting, such as: accessible parking space, British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters, alternate language requirement, material in an alternate format, induction loop system, or any other requirement please notify the Secretariat as soon as possible and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

All meeting papers are to be distributed in advance and provided in an accessible format.