There is a global pandemic of poor menstrual health!
Menstrual health is a gateway to addressing SRHR across the life course. We are the movement leading multi-sectoral cooperation, research, and programmes to diversify and drive global menstrual health.
Pandemic Periods advocates using our convening power, 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 and drive the inclusion of menstrual health in the next generation of development goals.
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 global knowledge-sharing opportunities via regional virtual events, high-level events at UNGA and CSW, on our blog through external publications, and by curating 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 cooperation, 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 the opportunity to gain experience in team management, recruitment, strategy development, and 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.