The 2023 symposium of the African Coalition on Menstrual Health (ACMHM) will be held on Wednesday, 24 May and Thursday, 25 May 2023 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm (South Africa Time.) Registration Link: https://unfpa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pduCtrD4tHdd932r4SA1v1CZg3bN_xf2L#/registration YouTube Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/@unfpaesaro For more information about the ACMHM: https://acmhm.org/
An executive summary has just been published of a recent report, “Advancing Menstrual Health, Education, and Economic Progress,” a collaborative research effort between DLA Piper, New Perimeter, and Days for Girls.
Scholarship information for remote attendance at Share The Dignity’s Period Poverty Forum in October
Attendance at Share the Dignity’s Global Period Poverty forum in October 2022 will be a fairly costly proposition ($795 AUD for in-person registration, and $295 AUD for remote-only registration.) However, those from organizations facing financial constraints, as well as students, may be eligible for scholarships for remote attendance.
An online panel discussion with a focus on Kenya and Tanzania on Wed, Feb 23 TOPIC: Understanding the Menstrual Health Landscape in East Africa: Learning from MH policies and programs in Kenya and Tanzania SPONSORS: Days for Girls,, the Irise Institute, the The Government of Uganda, and African Women’s Development Fund SPEAKERS: See speakers listed on photo below DATE: 23 Feb 2022 TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM EAT (i.e. 7:00 am GMT / 2:00 am EST) REGISTRATION LINK: http://shorturl.at/cyA35 (or swipe the QR code below)
PROGRAM NAME: Lightful’s BRIDGE programme (Building Resilience in Digital Growth and Engagement) SPONSORS: The Case for Her, WASH United, BRIDGE, and MH Day. COST: No charge (The Case for Her will be subsidizing the training costs for selected applicants) DEADLINE: 18th February 2022 (11:59 GMT) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (written by the MH Day Secretariat): “Lightful’s BRIDGE programme (Building Resilience in Digital Growth and Engagement) is designed to help you use digital channels to campaign, showcase your impact, build your online community, and increase your fundraising and media skills. Over the period of six months, you’ll access a series of masterclasses that will teach you how to make the most…
The Gender, Adolescent Transitions, and Environment (GATE) Program at Columbia University led by Professor Marni Sommer has released an online edX course entitled “Menstruation in a Global Context: Addressing Policy and Practice.” Details about the course can be found here. The course is estimated to take 14 weeks to complete, based on 2-3 hours of work spent on it per week. It covers the following topics: Menstruation as a Public Health and Human Rights Issue Review of Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) Evidence and Gaps MHH Programming for Adolescent Girls The MHH Experiences of Women in Low-Resource Settings MHH Policy and Advocacy MHH Response in Humanitarian Emergencies Inclusive…
CASE STUDY SUMMARY: Glory Pads of Tanzania recently produced a series of radio and TV programs which merge menstrual health education and stigma reduction with brand advertising. With these programs placed on Tanzanian national stations during the spring and summer of 2021, they reached hundreds of thousands of people. Based on interviews with Glory Pads founder and CEO Hyasintha Ntuyeko, this post focuses largely on her tips for other MHM organizations who might be interested in similar MHM mass media education projects of their own.
On Tuesday, September 14th, at 12 pm CEST, WASH United will host a Zoom webinar discussion about their MHM Education Guide. The session will focus on this resource, and how partners have been using it in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Key resources pertaining to MHM in emergency preparedness, including links to information stemming from a recent webinar on the topic.
In honor of MH Day, Days for Girls – in conjunction with several honorary cosponsors (of which IMHER is one) – will be sponsoring an interactive webinar about the effect of the pandemic on refugees with respect to menstruation. The webinar will be held on May 26 6:00-7:00 am UTC. Click here to register, and to read a description of the event. After the event, the IMHER research team will be contributing to a post-webinar report that will focus on key takeaways from the discussion. Additionally, Days for Girls will record and post the proceedings after the event, for those who are unable to attend.