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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!

MHGJ Working Group’s Favorite Menstrual Podcasts

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