Addressing Period Poverty to Elevate the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Pandemic Periods & Girls Health Ed are on a mission to address period poverty to elevate the next generation of women leaders. This is not only about promoting menstrual health during the primary, secondary, and higher education, but also about creating enabling environments for women to fully participate in the workforce.

If we want more women leaders, we need to make education facilities and workplaces conducive to their needs, from menarche to menopause.

Period poverty is a global issue affecting women, girls, and other people who menstruate who do not have access to safe, hygienic period products. The reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the social determinants that underpin period poverty. Many people have lost their livelihoods as a result of this pandemic, and many more might follow. This influences household incomes, directly or indirectly impacting menstruators’ ability to afford or prioritize period products or access to the education they need to manage their periods appropriately.

We will bring together key voices, including policymakers, donors, frontline health workers, educators, and advocates to discuss better access to information and education that can support all individuals that menstruate to manage their periods with dignity in the context of COVID-19.

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  • Organisation: Pandemic Periods x Girls Health Ed