Menstruation During the Lockdown

The last few weeks have been life-changing. It took a lethal virus to change the world as we know it. Everything has come to a standstill. Globally, governments have implemented lockdown measures in a hope to flatten the curve, at least until a viable vaccine becomes imminent.   We are living in a time of great […]

Common Global Menstrual Health Challenges.

Money and research have been invested in understanding the underlying challenges faced by menstruators across the world. The gravity of these issues depends on several factors, such as where the menstruator lives, do they have access to education, do they have financial resources, is their culture oppressive? What about technology – do they have mobile phones with internet […]

Standards for Reusable Sanitary Pads – Key takeaways from the Menstrual Health Standards Webinar

Recently, GiveHer5 participated in a webinar, where the focus of discussion was Standards for Reusable Sanitary Pads. The panel of speakers included Sophia Grinvalds (AFRIpads), Torben Holm Larsen (RealRelief), Audrey Anderson Duckett (Be Girl), Ina Jurga (International Coordinator MH Day/ WASH United) and Shivani Swamy (Livinguard). The webinar was a part of a series co-hosted […]

The Origin of the term ‘Menstruality’

Coined in 2001 by Jane Catherine Severn, a New Zealand based Psychotherapy and Menstruality Educator, the term ‘Menstruality’ was her baby – a new approach to feminine life. She noted that our psychospiritual development occurs during each phase of the cycles or the Four M’s. They are Menarche, Menstrual Cycles, Menopause and Mature Life. Each […]

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