*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
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
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
On February 24th, 2019, menstruation made it's debut at the Oscars. It's about bloody time! Period. End of Sentence. won an Oscar last night for Best Short Documentary, and it's safe to say this is yet another boost for the rapidly increasing "menstrual moment". MHGJ Working group Director Inga Winkler reflects below on the win, … Continue reading Menstruation at the Oscars
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!
The MHGJ Working Group is proud to share the following article on NPR featuring Chris Bobel, busting Menstruation Myths and talking about her new book, The Managed Body. Click below to read the full piece, or go directly to the article here! https://twitter.com/periodsatCU/status/1091005767551995904
The working group is proud to present their latest social media presence: Facebook! Like us for upcoming events, news, and publications! Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group - Facebook You can find us using the name @MHGJColumbia. F Menstrual Health & Gender Justice Working Group - Twitter You can also find us on Twitter using the handle @periodsatCU.
Want to engage with menstruation scholarship and activism, but don't have the time to pick up a book (like The Managed Body, perhaps)? We have you covered! We have compiled below a shortlist of our favorite podcast episodes on menstruation - each highlighting a critically under-addressed aspect of menstruation. Case Confirmed - "Public Health has it's … Continue reading MHGJ Working Group’s Favorite Menstrual Podcasts
The Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group would like to present our fearless leader, Professor Inga Winkler, to the blog! Professor Winkler is a lecturer at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Human Rights Program at Columbia University. She is the former legal advisor to the … Continue reading CU Menstrual Spotlight: Meet Working Group Director Inga Winkler!
Working group member Chris Bobel offers a critique of current Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) efforts in The New York Times article below. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/31/opinion/sunday/menstrual-periods-prejudice.html