On Thursday, February 18th, starting at 8 AM EST, Period Posse based at Columbia University will host a Zoom webinar focused on including the voices of women and girls in the MHM project life cycle. The webinar will feature a number of experts using innovative consultation methods designed to more fully integrate the views of menstruators into MHM work.
Yesterday, just eight days after taking office, U.S. President Joe Biden announced an intention to restore U.S. funding to the UNFPA. This represents a major policy change for the U.S., after four years of withdrawn funding by the U.S. for the UNFPA under former President Donald Trump.
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.
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.
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…
Or, more accurately, it has not passed the bill yet. Despite exuberant recent news headlines to the contrary, Scotland did not just pass a bill to provide menstrual products for all in need. At this juncture, the bill in question has only passed the first of many procedural stages on its journey to possible final passage. This post summarizes the political process that this bill still faces to potentially becoming a global first, while analyzing how accuracy can matter in news and social media sharing about global progress on menstrual hygiene issues.
If you have been working on developing a radically innovative, discreet, and environmentally sustainable menstrual product innovation, consider the possibility of applying to the latest round of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Grand Challenges Explorations” grant competition.
October 28th is the deadline for Rise Up’s 2020 Gender Equity Initiative leadership training program in South Africa. Even if you are not eligible to apply during this round due to geographic exclusions, keep an eye on Rise Up’s leadership training programs since they are likely to be run in other regions in the future.