Call for Submissions: Multifaceted Menstruation Interdisciplinary Workshop

submit here! Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2019 Date of workshop: November 22, 2019  The current momentum around menstruation has drawn together scholars, activists, policymakers, health practitioners, and entrepreneurs--each differently invested in menstrual health. Over the past year, the Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group has brought together Columbia University researchers across different departments … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Multifaceted Menstruation Interdisciplinary Workshop

Working Group gives plenary panel at 2019 Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference

Blog post and photographs contributed by Adrienne Pichon. On June 6th, 2019, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research hosted it's biennial conference in Colorado Springs, CO. The conference, titled Traversing the Ridge: Connecting Menstrual Research and Advocacy, focused on "enabling scholarly and advocacy-based menstrual health and justice work to mutually inform one another". Fellows from … Continue reading Working Group gives plenary panel at 2019 Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference

Carrying on the Flow

This article was originally published on April 24, 2019 on Impaktor.com as a part of a series on the Sustainable Development Goals. The original article may be found here. Co-authored by Inga Winkler & Sydney Amoakoh. Expanding the Discourse on Menstruation in the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Agendas If 2015 was the year the period … Continue reading Carrying on the Flow

CDEP-CGEG 2019 Working Paper Series: Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya by Anja Benshaul‐Tolonen

The Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of a working paper by fellow Anja Tolonen. The paper is part of a larger series of working papers in development economics co-sponsored by the Columbia University Center for Development Economics and Policy and the Center for Global Economic Governance. This … Continue reading CDEP-CGEG 2019 Working Paper Series: Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya by Anja Benshaul‐Tolonen

The Growth and Potential of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in Advancing Menstrual Health for All

*Blog post and photographs contributed by Sydney Amoakoh. New York, 18 March 2019 | Experts representing UN organizations, academia and civil society came together today at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in an all-female panel on “Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls.” … Continue reading The Growth and Potential of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in Advancing Menstrual Health for All

Happy International Women’s Day from the MHGJ Working Group

On behalf of the Menstrual Health and Gender Justice working group, happy International Women's Day! Ayah Eldosougi, staff member of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and fellow menstrual maven, has recommended the above poem by Nayyirah Waheed to celebrate menstruation on this important day. More of Waheed's poetry can be found on … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day from the MHGJ Working Group

Menstrual SPOTlight: Chris Bobel, faculty fellow

Chris Bobel is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her scholarship lies at the intersection of social movements, gender, health and embodiment, sites where feminist thinking becomes feminist doing. Since 2003, Chris has been engaged in the study of efforts to advance menstrual health as a matter … Continue reading Menstrual SPOTlight: Chris Bobel, faculty fellow

Menstrual Spotlight: Meet faculty fellow Nancy Reame!

Dr. Nancy Reame, Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor Emerita of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at Columbia University’s School of Nursing, has been an active women’s health advocate, clinician, and researcher focusing on menstruation and menopause for several decades and for many years was a contributor to the iconic women’s health book, Our Bodies, Ourselves. Dr. … Continue reading Menstrual Spotlight: Meet faculty fellow Nancy Reame!