Dear partners,

Welcome to The Periodical – our appropriately renamed update on events, announcements and resources. In this issue you will find some events over the next few months that we are excited about, some interesting publications and more!
We hope you enjoy reading it!

Best wishes,

Ina Jurga, MH Day Secretariat / WASH United
World Water Week Recap
Click here to watch our MHM mini talkshow!
In our mini talkshow at World Water Week we spoke with representatives from MH Day partners WSSCC, P&G, IFRC and the World Bank about how they have engaged on MH Day 2019 and helped to create massive collective impact together.

In addition we co-organised the 'MHM: Health and Dignity For All' session, and we will soon share a longer report about it on the MH Day website. In the meantime you can rewatch the opening and closing of the session thanks to the streams from our friends at WSSCC.
"I think we should just stop and take a moment to reflect that this is now a movement. This is a movement which I hope is unstoppable. The movement is only as good as the people who have the resources to do something. We really need now to make a massive call for sustained investment over time. What can we do with those investments to make sure that the most excluded actually have a voice?"

– Sue Coates, Acting Executive Director of WSSCC at World Water Week 2019
Upcoming Events

There’s plenty to look forward to this autumn! Here’s a quick look at some upcoming events:
New York – 11th September-10th December: The webinar series by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will see MHM experts discuss a variety of key emerging issues including updated research from menstrual trials in Kenya, Uganda and The Gambia, ending the tampon tax, mainstreaming female-friendly toilets, and rights, dignity and agency associated with menstrual health.
The schedule for the webinars can be found here and you can sign up to attend here.
Nairobi – 12th-14th November: The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will breathe new life into the ICPD agenda and sustain and amplify gains made since 1994 across five key themes including universal access to SRHR, ending gender-based violence, upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health care in humanitarian contexts and more. Led by UNFPA and the African Coalition for MHM, a session on MHM is secured. If you will be present and want to engage on MHM, let us know!
Also, don’t miss:
  • Oregon, USA – 12th September: PERIOD will host the second-annual ‘State of the Period’ and will bring together 400 participants to talk about the progress and future of the Menstrual Movement in the USA.
  • Pune, India – 18th-21st November: The Global Sanitation Economy Summit will include a session on the current use cases of product and service innovation around MHM. Learn more here.
ACTIVATE – The Documentary Series
Our partners P&G and Global Citizen have joined forces with National Geographic to create a documentary miniseries that started airing on September 5th. Tackling issues of global poverty, inequality and sustainability around the world, each hour-long weekly episode covers a different topic.

Episode four airs on September 26th and is all about menstruation-related barriers to girls' education. Don’t miss it! 
You can keep up with the series as it comes out on Global Citizen’s website.
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Within SRHR
Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are based on the right and the ability of all individuals to make decisions about their own bodies so they can live healthy and productive lives. The period is a key marker of a person’s reproductive health. Here are four recent publications that make the case for this:
Further Publications
Finally, we have some recommended reading for you! Here's a list of recently published resources on MHM for you to dive into.
You can read more MHM-related publications on our website!
If you have questions, suggestions or any other information to share, please contact us anytime!
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