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.
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.
On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the “Period Posse” at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will be holding a webinar called “Ensuring Accessibility: Addressing the menstrual needs of people with disabilities.”
A group of menstrual hygiene partner organizations based in India will be holding a webinar on 14 Jan 2020 called “Scrap the Period Tax,” which will focus on menstrual product taxation in middle- and low-income countries.
The ICPD25 summit was held in Nairobi earlier this month. Menstrual health and hygiene played a relatively modest official role in the summit, but the fact that menstruation was on the agenda at all represents progress. Moreover, the presence of MHM advocates at the summit, in addition to a pre-conference event focused specifically on menstrual health and hygiene, provided networking and coalition-building opportunities for those who were able to attend. This is a recap of the event and its significance.
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. UPCOMING WEBINARS: 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…
Menstrual Hygiene Day is held annually on May 28. Since its inception five years ago, it has become an annual celebration and useful tool for MHM organizations, which tend to conduct a variety of community events (educational, fundraising, political, menstrual product distributions, etc.) on the day itself, and in the days leading up to it. This post provides an overview of Menstrual Hygiene Day, along with some tips for organizations to start thinking early about planning for it in 2020.
In May 2018, many of those in the global MHM sector attended the Menstrual Health Management symposium held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Almost one year later, it seems worth looking back on this significant event in the progress of menstrual health as a global movement. What was learned from it? What has it led to so far?