Upcoming Events

The Period Posse Webinar – Menstrual Health: Unpacking Rights, Dignity and Agency

December 10, 2019, 8:00 am EST
Register here to join webinar.
Speakers: Inga Winkler, Columbia University; Ntsiki Manzini-Matebula, Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Government of South Africa

Menstruation the Margins: How Can We Meet Unmet Needs as Menstrual Health Moves Center Stage?


December 2019
Location: Fondation Brocher

Past Events

Interdisciplinary Workshop: Multifaceted Menstruation

November 22, 2019
Location: Barnard Hall, Columbia University
RSVP required to attend.

The Period Posse Webinar – Changing the Norm: Mainstreaming Female Friendly Toilets

November 13, 2019, 8:00 am EST
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Speakers: Lea Jimera Acallar, Danish Red Cross; Tom Ogello, International Rescue Committee; Annie Msosa, Wateraid Malawi

Columbia Population Research Center: Reproductive Health and HIV Mini-conference

At this event, sponsored by the Columbia Population Research Center, which is housed at the School of Social Work, a series of panels will address “Sexual Health and Wellbeing: The Role of Public Health Research, Training, and Practice.” The first panel will cover “Reimagining Sexual Education.” The second panel will be about “Sexual Violence throughout the Lifecourse.” The third panel, “Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Rights,” from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m., will be livestreamed.

October 25, 2019, 9:00 am EST
Register for conference here.
Speakers: Cynthia Soohoo, City University School of Law; Brooke West, Columbia School of Social Work; Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University

The Period Posse Webinar – Ending the Tampon Tax: Mobilizing Policy Change in the US & the UK

October 9, 2019, 8:00 am EST
View the recorded webinar here.
Speakers: Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Periodequity.org and the Brennan Center for Justice; Laura Coryton, Founder of Stop Taxing Periods

Period. End of Sentence. Film Screening and Critical Panel

September 26, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Ext. Building, Room 754
Speakers: Lauren Houghton, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health; Shobita Parthasarathy, University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Emily Hoppes, Huru International
Free and open to the public.

The Period Posse Webinar – New Research: Updates from Menstrual Trials in Kenya, Uganda and The Gambia

September 11, 2019, 8:00 am EST
View the recorded webinar here.
Speakers: Penny Phillips-Howard, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Helen Weiss, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Belen Torondel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Annual Conference

Plenary panel entitled “The Politics of Data:  Parsing the Promises and Perils of Evidence-driven Menstrual Cycle Studies”. For more information about the conference, please visit the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research website.

June 6-8, 2019
Location: Colorado Springs, CA
Speakers: Vanessa Paranjothy (Obama Foundation Scholar), Chris Bobel, Inga Winkler, Noemie Elhadad, Caitlin Gruer, and Lauren Houghton
Conference registration required.

The Managed Body: Book Talk with Chris Bobel

Sponsored by the Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group. See the Columbia University Events Calendar or the MHGJ Facebook page for more information.

April 12, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Columbia University
Speaker: Chris Bobel
Free and open to the public.

The New York Academy of Medicine Tenth Annual History of Medicine and Public Health Night Part II

Sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine Section on History of Medicine and Public Health. View their website for more information about the event.

March 21, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm
Location: New York Academy of Medicine
Speaker: David Linton, The Medicalization of Menstruation in Product Advertising
Registration required, but free to attend.

Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls

A CSW side event sponsored by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the Permanent Mission of Germany. Click here for more information on CSW side events.

March 18, 2019, 11:30am – 12:45pm
Location: Conference Room A, Conference Building
RSVP required to: rockaya.aidara@wsscc.org

Making Women’s Access to Social Protection and Infrastructure a Reality

A parallel CSW event sponsored by the International Women’s Anthropology Conference and NGO CSW/NY. Click here for more information on CSW parallel events.

March 13, 2019, 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Armenian Convention Center
Speakers: Trisha Maharaj, Sheila Dauer
Free and open to the public.

Great Women at Columbia

A panel for International Women’s Day, organized by MHGJ working group fellow and Obama Scholar, Vanessa Paranjothy.

March 8, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: The Forum at Columbia University
Speakers: Avril Haines, Nancy Reame, Yasmine Ergas, Lynn Freedman
RSVP suggested, free and open to the public.

Columbia University Teachers College Economics and Education Seminar

Working group fellow Anja Tolonen will discuss her new paper titled “Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya”.

February 14, 2019
Speaker: Anja Tolonen

Religion and Menstruation

Date: February 11, 2019
Speakers: Ilana Cohen (Verite) and Amina Darwish (Columbia University)

Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group Launch Event

Date: September 20, 2018
Speakers: Inga Winkler, Trisha Maharaj, Nancy Reame, Norma Swenson (Our Bodies Ourselves), Vanessa Paranjothy (Obama Foundation Scholar)