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From Innovation to Policy, Menstruation is Red Hot in Kenya

From Innovation to Policy, Menstruation is Red Hot in Kenya

Guest Post by Danielle Keiser, WASH United WASH United, initiator of Menstrual Hygiene Day, has been working closely with the Kenyan government and local NGOs to establish a national policy around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). Today we sat down with the team at WASH United Africa in Nairobi, Kenya–Beverly Mademba, WASH in Schools Programs Manager, Alfred Muli, Program... read more
Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Though getting anything through Congress these days is a daunting task, there is a piece of legislation that is of special interest to anyone concerned about women’s health.  It’s a bill called The Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act (H.R. 1708),and it directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine through research whether feminine hygiene products that contain... read more
Menstrual activism still booming in Sweden

Menstrual activism still booming in Sweden

Guest Post by Josefin Persdotter: We just can’t get enough!  As I have written before on this blog, Sweden has experienced what you might call a “menstrual revolution” since about the summer of 2013 as a multitude of menstrual-related initiatives, organizations, and businesses started and thrived, and menstruation became more of a talkable subject in media. But lately I’ve begun... read more
De-Tox and De-Tax the Period

De-Tox and De-Tax the Period

Although the social status and understanding of the menstrual cycle has (at least among industrialized and relatively better educated societies) improved slowly but perceptibly over the past 50 years, there are still many ways that menstruation is still stigmatized and used as a way to diminish women. Period jokes, PMS slurs, and even jibes at women’s capacity to hold political... read more
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