A truism within the tech world is, “if you’re not paying for the product, you ARE the product.” But what does that mean for users of the proliferation of menstrual trackers available today? Why might those working in low income contexts where smart tech is not yet commonly used still want to keep an eye on in-country data privacy legislation for the future? And what might some data-safer period tracking alternatives be in the meantime?
Widespread news of its passage back in March was premature. But with the final passage of its period products bill on November 24, Scotland has now officially become the first country in the world to decide to provide free menstrual products to all menstruators.
On Tuesday, November 24, starting at 9:30 AM EST (UTC-5) / 16:30 SAST (UTC+2), the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa, UNFPA and UN Women will hold a virtual dialogue on the role of traditional leaders in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights through Facebook Live.
Key highlights from a recent report developed by the UNFPA, Days for Girls, and African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management focused on lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is an announcement for a virtual book launch event for the Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstrual Studies. The October 8 event is sponsored by the Menstrual Health and Gender Justice working group at Columbia University.
A new indispensable resource to a great many working on MHH and MHM issues around the world has been released, and the e-book version of it is free to access. In this blog post, IMHER highlights a few key aspects of this 1,028 page, 72 chapter edited volume.
SUMMARY: The African Women’s Development Fund has announced that it is accepting applications for grants which a number of African menstrual health or hygiene organizations are likely to be eligible. If your MH organization is woman-led and primarily staffed by women, and if it is based in an African country (especially North Africa, the Sahel, or Francophone West Africa), an August 2020 application for this quite-sizeable grant may be worth considering.
On May 27, Days for Girls, the UNFPA, and the ACMHM brought together participants from around the world to consider the intersection of menstrual health and hygiene work and Covid-19 in Africa. In this post, we focus on a selection of key ideas coming forth from the event that are specific to the MHM/Covid-19 intersection that many MH-focused organizations are grappling with right now.
The days before, during, and after Menstrual Hygiene Day / May 28 always tend to be a busy time for those who do work related to menstrual health. This year features many different webinars and events, some pertaining to Covid-19, and some not. Here, we feature a selection of them: May 21, 2020 – 8th Virtual Conference on MHM in Schools, with the theme “Innovation in MHM: Putting Girls at the Center” (link) May 26 – “Menstrual Health – Lessons from the Field” (link) A webinar on “why funders and practitioners should invest in a cross-sectoral approach to addressing menstrual health May 27 – “Menstrual Health Responses to…
On May 27, join many who do MHM work at the 90-minute webinar “Menstrual Health Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Have We Learnt?” This is an event spearheaded by Days for Girls in conjunction with the UNFPA and the ACMHM. IMHER is an honorary host of the event, along with several other MHM organizations. It will feature many different speakers from across the region. Additionally, the timing of the meeting – the day before MH Day – can help to create a sense of community among those doing menstrual hygiene work that could otherwise be missed in the absence on conferences and in-person meetings during the…