##menstruationmatters

  • Article: This African Feminist Was Jailed for Demanding Free Sanitary Pads for Girls
    Girls & Women

    This African Feminist Was Jailed for Demanding Free Sanitary Pads for Girls

    By Colleen Curry|July 20, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    1 in 10 girls misses school because of their period. Read more

  • Article: Kenya Will Give Free Menstrual Pads to Girls
    Girls & Women

    Kenya Will Give Free Menstrual Pads to Girls

    By Meghan Werft|June 22, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Menstrual health is on the government now. Read more

  • Article: The Really Good Reason This Group Wants to Create a Period Emoji
    Girls & Women

    The Really Good Reason This Group Wants to Create a Period Emoji

    May 30, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    There are emojis for avocado, a telescope, and even a unicorn, but menstruation is not represented. Read more

  • Article: This Woman Campaigned to Keep Girls in School During Their Period. Now She’s Been Locked Up in Uganda.
    Girls & Women

    This Woman Campaigned to Keep Girls in School During Their Period. Now She’s Been Locked Up in Uganda.

    By Yosola Olorunshola|April 26, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    She also described his wife as “empty-brained.” Read more

  • Article: Girls in the UK Are Skipping School Because They Can’t Afford Menstrual Products. In 2017.
    Girls & Women

    Girls in the UK Are Skipping School Because They Can’t Afford Menstrual Products. In 2017.

    By Yosola Olorunshola|March 15, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    This is ridiculous anywhere in the world. Read more

  • Article: Zambia Gives Women One Day of Menstrual Leave Each Month, But Not Everyone Is Happy About It
    Girls & Women

    Zambia Gives Women One Day of Menstrual Leave Each Month, But Not Everyone Is Happy About It

    By Yosola Olorunshola|Jan. 5, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Progress for periods or patriarchy 2.0? Read more

  • Article: This Woman's Jazzy Invention Means No Girl Has to Miss School Because of Her Period
    Girls & Women

    This Woman's Jazzy Invention Means No Girl Has to Miss School Because of Her Period

    By Yosola Olorunshola|Aug. 2, 2016

    Making sure girls can go to school, whatever time of the month. Read more

  • Article: The 2030 Agenda: What role does menstrual hygiene play?
    Girls & Women

    The 2030 Agenda: What role does menstrual hygiene play?

    June 6, 2016|Girl Up Initiative Uganda

    Menstruation is a normal process, but it's still greatly stigmatized! #MenstruationMatters Read more