Many low-income women and girls around the world are unable to afford menstrual products. In recent years, there has been growing advocacy momentum for the reduction or removal of taxes on menstrual products to improve affordability and advance overall gender equality. Targeted advocacy campaigns have already contributed to the reduction or removal of taxes on menstrual products in several countries.

Together with Global Health Visions and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition we are hosting a
Period Tax Webinar on 19th November from 3-4:30 CET
to provide an in-depth review of the issue.

More specifically, the event will present new research on the economic impact of the reduction/removal of taxes on menstrual products and highlight experiences and learnings from advocacy campaigns in three countries (Bangladesh, Nigeria, South Africa).

Moreover, we’re excited to announce that we will
launch the new website at the webinar. Created by WASH United, will be the most comprehensive online resource for advocates and decision-makers on the issue to date, including a country database and global tax map, campaign case studies, and advocacy guide and explanatory videos.

Register here
We hope you join us on 19th November!

Ina Jurga, MH Day Secretariat / WASH United
Other upcoming events
Monitoring MHH: Presenting new Guidance
Date: 10 November, 8-9:30 EDT
This webinar will present an overview of the new 'Guidance for monitoring menstrual health & hygiene', which aims to support better monitoring, by highlighting basic principles and example questions and indicators.

Register here.
Virtual Technical Consultation on Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Changes
Date: 17 & 18 November, 9-11am EST
Host: FHI360
The event will convene experts in the fields of family planning and menstrual health to review evidence around contraceptive-induced menstrual changes, with a focus on user perspectives and experiences across the life course.

Register here.
Other news
Swedish stakeholders request global ISO standards for menstrual products
The Swedish Institute for Standards, SIS, has joined together with several Swedish stakeholders and submitted a proposal for a new standardization area to the consumer advocacy organization within ISO.
Read more
Waterlines Jeroen Ensink Memorial Prize 2020 goes to IFRC
for their paper 'Experiences from East Africa and lessons in addressing the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls!
' Congratulations to
Chelsea Giles-Hansen, George Mugambi and Alexandra Machado.
Read more about the award here
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