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 […]

Period Representation on TV

In India, it is unsurprising that people still follow archaic traditions and hold backward beliefs. Talking about periods is considered a social taboo in several households. And like other important issues, there is a daily fight to change society’s perceptions and normalize the existence of menstruation by having necessary conversations. Recently, we at GiveHer5 found […]

Menstrual Leaves: Yes or No?

As the name suggests, menstrual leave is leave granted to a woman during her period and can be either paid or unpaid, depending on the company’s policies. The reason being that according to a study 20% of the 40% of the working female population experience a condition called dysmenorrhea that causes tremendous pain during menstruation. […]

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