October 8, 2020, 12:00 pm EST Click here to watch the launch event recording! During the event, you will hear from the handbook’s editors about how this groundbreaking work came together. A few of the handbook’s contributors will also share key messages from chapters addressing some of the topical issues surrounding menstruation. The event will end with a short Q&A at which point audience members will be invited to submit questions to specific contributors and editors. Download a FREE copy of the handbook!
The Period Posse Webinar – MEN and Menstruation: Engaging men and boys in the design and delivery of menstrual programming
May 12, 2020, 8:00 am EST Register here to join webinar. Speakers: Ryan Schweitzer, UNHCR; Karanja Daniel, Community Socioeconomic Development Initiatives (COSEDI)
The Period Posse Webinar – Menstruation 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Menstrual Bleeding and Disorders
April 16, 2020, 8:00 am EST Register here to join webinar. Speakers: Kristen Matteson, Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital; Noemie Elhadad, Columbia University, Computer Science Department and Data Science Institute
The Period Posse Webinar – How Do We Measure Progress? Monitoring Menstrual Health and Hygiene
March 10, 2020, 8:00 am EST Register here to join webinar. Speakers: Bethany Caruso, Emory University; Therese Mahon, WaterAid; Commentary by: Caroline Kabiru, Population Council Kenya
The Period Posse Webinar – Family Planning & Menstruation: An Overlooked Agenda
February 13, 2020, 8:00 am EST Register here to join webinar. Speakers: Julie Hennegan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Amy Tsui, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Commentary by: Chelsea Polis, Guttmacher Institute
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?
CLOSED WORKSHOP – BY INVITATION ONLY
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 Register here to join webinar. Speakers: Lea Jimera Acallar, Danish Red Cross; Tom Ogello, International Rescue Committee; Annie Msosa, Wateraid Malawi
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Great Women at Columbia
A panel for International Women’s Day, organized by MHGJ working group fellow and Obama Scholar, Vanessa Paranjothy.
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”.
Date: February 11, 2019 Speakers: Ilana Cohen (Verite) and Amina Darwish (Columbia University)