##menstruationmatters

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

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

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

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

  • Article: Kenya Will Give Free Menstrual Pads to Girls

    Kenya Will Give Free Menstrual Pads to Girls

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

    Menstrual health is on the government now. Read more

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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 30, 2017

    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.

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

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

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

    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?

    The 2030 Agenda: What role does menstrual hygiene play?

    From Girl Up Initiative Uganda |June 6, 2016

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