This is a quick post to call your attention to the many interesting menstrual health and hygiene-related conferences, webinars, commemorative days, and fellowship deadlines that are quickly approaching. To help keep others posted about upcoming events and deadlines via the IMHER calendar, please use this form.


Columbia University’s “Period Posse” Webinar Series presents:

  • Sept 11 (Wednesday) at 8:00 AM EST:  “New Research: Updates from Menstrual Trials in Kenya, Uganda & The Gambia.”  Featuring Penny Phillips-Howard, Helen Weiss, and Belen Torondel.  Register for online participation here.
  • Oct 9 (Wednesday) at 8:00 AM EST:  “Ending the Tampon Tax: Mobilizing Policy Change in the U.S. and the U.K.”  Featuring Jennifer Weiss-Wolf and Laura Coryton. 
  • Nov 13 (Wednesday) at 8:00 AM EST.  “Challenging the Norm:  mainstreaming Female Friendly Toilets.”  Featuring Lea Jimera Acallar, Tom Ogello, and Annie Msosa.
  • Dec 20 (Tuesday) at 8:00 AM EST.  “Menstrual Health:  Unpacking Rights, Dignity and Agency.”  Featuring Inga Winkler. 

Note: To join the Period Posse’s mailing list to be notified about future webinars and other events, go here.


  • Oct 29 – 30, 2019.  Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference – Annual meeting, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Nov 9-10, 2019:  Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) conference – Annual meeting, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda. 
  • Nov 13 – 15, 2019.  International Conference on Population and Development.  Annual meeting, to be held in Nairobi.
  • Nov 22, 2019.  Multifaceted Menstruation Interdisciplinary Workshop at the Columbia Center for the Study of Social Difference in New York City (note: this workshop is designed primarily for Americans based in the northeastern U.S.) 


  • Sept 15:  Deadline to apply for a scholarship to the “Women Leaders in Global Health conference“.  For more, go here (also watch our blog; IMHER will be posting more about it soon.)
  • Mid-October:  The YALI Mandela program is open to Africans ages 21-35.  Its application period typically opens in mid-September and closes in mid-October (specific dates have not been announced for the 2020 fellowship as of this writing.)   For more information, read a past IMHER post about this phenomenal networking and learning opportunity.


Oct 11 – International Day of the Girl Child

Oct 15 – International Day of Rural Women

Oct 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty