There is a global pandemic of poor menstrual health!
Pandemic Periods is a global collective that is advocating for menstrual health mainstreaming in crisis responses, and in wider public health programmes. Our integrated volunteer-led team consists of activists, policy experts, public health professionals, media specialists, frontline health workers, and researchers from 21 countries. Together, we apply rights-based approaches and an intersectional lens to co-create action-orientated advocacy campaigns for the local, regional, and global level.
We aim to showcase local expertise in the area of menstrual health (including WASH, sexual and reproductive health, education, inclusion, community programmes, and policy), and support knowledge sharing, so we can learn from our colleagues across the world. We do this through generating compelling thought leadership, virtual events, and partnerships.
We also support early-career individuals to develop their experience in this space, and build skills around writing creative narratives, academic writing, multi-cultural team corporation, advocacy, and events curation. We offer mentorship when applying for jobs, interview technique, and how to work in a professional environment. We also support 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, so we can continue to address the challenges that prevent women, adolescent girls, transgender men, and non-binary individuals attaining menstrual health.