Period Posse Presents: Webinar Series

This monthly interactive webinar series brings together experts in menstrual health and hygiene from across research, policy and practice to discuss key emerging issues.

Past Events

Interactive Masterclass: Emergencies and Menstruation: Assessing MHH in Humanitarian Response  

Thursday 25 April 2024 | 8:00AM ET
Tom Ogello, International Rescue Committee
David Clatworthy, International Rescue Committee

Period Posse Presents: "Emergencies & Menstruation: Assessing MHH in Humanitarian Response"


Interactive Masterclass: Engage & Envision: Harnessing Photography in Participatory Research 

Thursday, 21 March 2024 | 8:00AM ET
Speaker: Dr. Sara Baumann, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Period Posse Presents "Engage & Envision: Harnessing Photography in Participatory Research"


Schools and Toilets: MHH Stories & Solutions

Thursday November 16, 2023 | 8am ET
Lillian Bagala, Irise Institute East Africa
Emily Wilson, Irise International
Laine Velasco, Independent Consultant - Education Management Specialist
Caitlin Gruer, Columbia University

Period Posse Presents: Schools and Toilets: MHH Stories & Solutions


Bringing Boys into MHH: Insights from Research & Programming

Thursday September 28, 2023 | 8am ET
Farhana Sultana, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Souphalak Inthaphatha, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Bellen Moges and Emily Cruz, Splash Ethiopia

Period Posse Presents: Bringing Boys into MHH: Insights from Research & Programming


Puberty & Menstrual Health Education: The Role of Teachers

Tuesday April 18, 2023 | 8am ET
Frances Vavrus, University of Minnesota
Mehjabin Tishan Mahfuz, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)
Antara Ganguli, United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI)
Sheena Hadi, Aahung

Period Posse Presents: Puberty & Menstrual Health Education: The Role of Teachers


Menstrual Health & Hygiene in Emergencies: Cluster Coordination and Beyond

Thursday March 23, 2023 | 8am ET
Marina Berbiec, Global Education Cluster
Julie Bara & Caroline Haar, Global WASH Cluster
Jennifer Chase, Global Protection Cluster
Francis Tabu & Catrin Schulte-Hillen, Global Health Cluster/CXB Health Cluster
Michelle Farrington, Oxfam International, Moderator

Period Posse Presents: "Menstrual Health & Hygiene in Emergencies: Cluster Coordination and Beyond"


Fibroids 101: Menstrual Health Facts & Findings

Thursday February 23, 2023 | 8am ET
Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy, University of Chicago, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Sateria Venable, The Fibroid Foundation
Dr. Chris Aimakhu, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology


It's Bloody Hot: Climate Change & Menstrual Health

Thursday December 8, 2022 | 8am ET
Raffaella Villa, De Montfort University
Pippa Notten, ThinkSpace
Desmond Alugnoa, Green Africa Youth Organization
Ana Gutierrez, Pandemic Periods
Christina Kwauk, Unbounded Associates



Period Apps, Privacy & Politics: Emerging Issues

Wednesday September 21, 2022 | 8am EST
Margaret Johnson, University of Baltimore, School of Law
Amanda Shea, Clue
Lauren Houghton, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health



Measuring MHH Progress: New Learning and Future Directions

Wednesday May 18, 2022 | 8am EST
Tom Slaymaker, Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), UNICEF
Thérèse Mahon, WaterAid
Jonathan Valdez, Save the Children



Addressing Menstruation at Universities: Policies & Evidence

Thursday April 21, 2022 | 8am EST
Alana Munro, University of Sydney
Jhumpka Gupta, George Mason University
Caitlin Gruer, Columbia University



Menstruation while Incarcerated: Challenges & Opportunities

Thursday March 17, 2022 | 8am EST
Adrià Cots Fernández, International Drug Policy Consortium
Claudia Cardona, Corporación Humanas
Kimberly Haven, Reproductive Justice Inside
Marcy Karin, University of the District of Columbia, David. A Clarke School of Law
Valeria Gomez, University of Connecticut School of Law
Marie Claire VanHout, Liverpool John Moores University



Code Red: Menstrual Needs During Natural Disasters

Thursday February 17, 2022 | 8am EST
Lisa Natoli, Australian Red Cross
Mayuri Bhattacharjee, Dignity in Disasters
Anjana Dayal de Prewitt, American Red Cross



A Beginner's Guide to Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Changes (CIMC)

Wednesday December 8, 2021 | 8am EST
Funmi OlaOlarun, University of Ibadan
Tanya Mahajan, The Pad Project
Amelia Mackenzie, FHI360



Period & the Pandemic: Lessons Learned

Wednesday November 17, 2021 | 8am EST
Andrew Maroko, CUNY
April Ballard & Alison Hoover, Emory University
Devina Buckshee, Yale University



Period Policies from Around the World: Lightning Talks

Thursday October 21, 2021 | 8am EST
Rep. Grace Meng, US Congresswoman
Helena Branco, Youth Activist, Brazil
Victoria Heany, Period Poverty Activist, Scotlant
Neville Okwaro, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Rachel Levitt, Monmouth University



Period & Sports: Learning from the Field

Wednesday September 22, 2021 | 8am EST
Mahima Barse, Slum Soccer 
Georgie Bruinvels, Orreco and FitrWoman 



Menstruation & Homelessness: The Double Taboo

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 8am EST
Shailini Vora, Independent Consultant
Genevieve Schutzius, PHLUSH
Caitlin Gruer, Columbia University



Menstruation in the Workplace: An Overlooked Issue

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 8am EST
Rebecka Hallencreutz, MENSEN
Maneshka Eliatamby, Iris Group
Justine Bukenya, Makerere University



Menstrual Disorders: A Focus on Endometriosis

Thursday, March 18th, 2021 | 8am EST
Hugh Taylor, Yale School of Medicine
Adrienne Pichon, Columbia University
Doris Murimi, EndoSisters East Africa



Making Girls Heard: Participatory Consultation for MHM

Thursday, February 18th, 2021 | 8am EST
Zena Itani, Mercy Corps Jordan
Maggie Kondowe, Plan International Malawi
Sara Baumann, University of Pittsburgh



Addressing Menstruation in Ebola Response: An Overview

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 | 8am EST
Biserka Pop-Stefanija, MSF Amsterdam
Armand Sprecher, MSF Belgium



Beyond Products: Prioritizing Menstrual Disposal & Maintenance in Emergencies

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 | 8am EST
Maksuda Sultana, CARE International
Sonya Milonova, Oxfam



Making Menstrual Pain a Priority: Global Practice & Policy

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 8am EST
Catherine Kansiime, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences
Tariro Mantsebo, Write for Girls' Globe
Mike Armour, Western Sydney University



Empowering Edutainment: Creative Menstruation Education

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 | 8am EST
Kim Foulds, Sesame Workshop
Teresa Calderon, Consultant for Universidad NUR




Menstruation 101: A Beginner's Guide to Menstrual Bleeding and Disorders

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 8am EST
Kristen Matteson, Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital




MEN and Menstruation: Engaging men and boys in the design and delivery of menstrual programming

Tuesday May 12, 2020 | 8am EST
Ryan Schweitzer, UNHCR
Karanja Daniel, Community Socioeconomic Development Initiatives (COSEDI)



Period Talk: What Do We Need To Consider During COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21th, 2020 | 8am EST
Michelle Farrington, Oxfam International
Richard Johnston, WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene
Emily Wilson-Smith, IRISE (Uganda)
Arundati Muralidharan, Wateraid and Menstrual Health Alliance (India)
Gabby Edlin, Bloody Good Period (UK)
Dana Marlowe, I Support the Girls (USA)

Period Posse Presents: "What Do We Need To Consider During COVID-19"

How Do We Measure Progress? Monitoring Menstrual Health and Hygiene

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 8am EST
Bethany Caruso, Emory University
Therese Mahon, WaterAid
Commentary by: Caroline Kabiru, Population Council Kenya



Family Planning & Menstruation: An Overlooked Agenda

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 8am EST
Julie Hennegan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Amy Tsui, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Commentary by: Chelsea Polis, Guttmacher Institute



Ensuring Accessibility: Addressing the menstrual needs of people with disabilities

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 8am EST
Jane Wilbur, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Megan Tucker, UNICEF



Menstrual Health: Unpacking Rights, Dignity and Agency

Tuesday December 10, 2019 |  8am EST
Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
Ntsiki Manzini-Matebula, Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Government of South Africa



Changing the Norm: Mainstreaming Female Friendly Toilets

Wednesday November 13, 2019;  8am EST
Lea Jimera Acallar, Danish Red Cross 
David Clatworthy, International Rescue Committee 
Priya Nath, Water Aid



Ending the Tampon Tax: Mobilizing Policy Change in the US & the UK

Tuesday October 8, 2019;  8am EST
Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, and the Brennan Center for Justice
Laura Coryton, Founder of Stop Taxing Periods



New Research: Updates from Menstrual Trials in Kenya, Uganda & The Gambia

Wednesday September 11, 2019; 8:00am EST
Penelope Phillips-Howard, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Helen Weiss, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Belen Torondel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine