From considering the role government can play on a macro-level of setting national agendas, to the specifics of what it means to design a building that is MHM-conscious, the panelists each contributed to a dynamic conversation on how to improve menstrual equity through policy shifts and standards. Here we will be focusing on a selection of key ideas that emerged from the discussion.
On Thursday, Feb 25, from 10:00-11:00 AM EAT, Days for Girls and the African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management will co-host a Zoom Webinar focused on menstrual health policy in East and Southern Africa. The webinar will feature a number of speakers working on menstrual health issues and policy in the region. IMHER is an honorary co-host of the event.
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.
When considering the process of policy-making on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) issues, the roles of politicians, journalists, lobbyists, and interest groups tend to be the focus. Less often considered is the role of the wives of politicians, both national and local, as change-makers for female-focused policy, including issues pertaining to menstrual health. Here, we review the instrumental role of the wives of leaders, or “first ladies,” of several countries in keeping menstrual health on the political and media forefront.