Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group Members Marni Sommer, Caitlin Gruer, and Maggie Schmitt recently received a generous donation to the Gender, Adolescent Transitions and Environment (GATE) program to expand their work on identifying new channels to  distribute accurate and relevant menstruation/puberty publications and information to menstruators around the globe. The primary aim of this initiative is to contribute to the effort to reduce on-going taboos and stigma around menstruation and to enable the provision of better support and information to girls around the world transitioning through puberty.

Girls in Madagascar receive new copies of the latest Grow and Know book, in collaboration with Project Jeune Leader.

GATE is an innovative research and practice program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health dedicated towards improving the lives of adolescents and women around the world through addressing issues related to pubertal health transitions, menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and access to sanitation. Learn more about GATE’s work on Menstruation, Gender & Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies on their website.

You can read more about the donation on the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health website.