There is a global pandemic of poor menstrual health!
Menstrual health is a gateway to addressing SRHR across the life course. We need more robust financing and multi-sectoral cooperation, research, and programmes to drive global sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR).
Pandemic Periods advocates for this by applying rights-based approaches and an intersectional lens to co-create action-orientated advocacy that will feed into the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
We aim to strengthen skills allowing activists to address the six areas outlined in the Priority List of Indicators for Girls’ Menstrual Health and Hygiene: Technical Guidance and National Monitoring. We offer knowledge-sharing opportunities on our impact-driven blog, generate compelling thought leadership, host virtual events, and drive new partnerships.
We also support early-career individuals to develop their experience in this space and build skills around writing creative narratives, policymaker engagement, academic writing, multi-cultural team corporation, advocacy, and event curation. We offer mentorship when applying for jobs, interview techniques, and how to work in a professional environment. We offer our junior team members to gain experience in team management, recruitment, strategy development, and in getting published.
Together, we want to build an inclusive and supportive network to continue to address the challenges that prevent women, adolescent girls, transgender men, and non-binary individuals from attaining menstrual health.