Policy and Advocacy Volunteer Center
Pathways for engagement from the grassroots to global
FOR LEARNERS AND LOVERS OF DATA
Through program evaluation and shared learning, DfG helps to build a stronger Menstrual Health evidence base that can inform better programs and policies for menstrual equity. Here are a few resources we love:
FOR FILM BUFFS
Watch these DfG mini documentaries to meet our Staff, Enterprise Leaders, and clients making a difference around the globe.
Shway Shway Episode 3: Turning Periods Into Pathways
Menstrual health challenges and solutions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
with DfG Country Director Khairieh Al Assad, by Tania Safi.
Soy Fuerte | I am Strong
Menstrual health challenges and solutions in Guatemala with DfG beneficiary Leyda, by Boone Sommerfeld.
Her Passion Keeps Girls in School
Menstrual health challenges and solutions in Nairobi, Kenya with DfG Enterprise Leader Christine Khamasi, by StoryFront.
Women of the Cloud Forest
Menstrual health challenges and solutions in Peru with mother and daughter Jeronima and Rosalina, by Calvin Kelly.
DfG: Stories From the Field
Menstrual health challenges and solutions in Southern Africa with DfG Enterprise Leaders Eunice Banda, Chipo Chimbanda, + Palesa Mphohle.
FOR AVID READERS
Dive into these amazing reads by our fellow Menstrual Health champions to learn more about Menstrual Health policy and experiences around the globe
Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity
By Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
"From eliminating the tampon tax, to enacting new laws ensuring access to affordable, safe products, menstruation is no longer something to whisper about. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf shares her firsthand account in the fight for "period equity" and introduces readers to the leaders, pioneers, and everyday people who are making change happen."
My First Time.
By Janet Mbugua
"My First Time brings together 50 women's voices who narrate their personal stories on menstruation. It advises on the support to be provided to girls who have had menstruation for the first time in their lives. The stories have the potential to improve the lives of millions, not only in Kenya but also around the world, in putting an end to 'period poverty'."
DfG is on the airwaves! Listen to our stories and check out some of our favorite resources.
This podcast invites listeners to explore the ideologies that inform law in Kenya and the inequitable impacts of those laws across gender. In her first ever episode, host Eve Gallagher explores menstrual health policy and speaks with DfG Enterprise Leaders Alice Wambui and Anita Cherono, as well as our partners Neville Okwaro of WSSCC and Janet Mbugua.
DfG advocacy partner and UNFPA Director of Programs Dr. Julitta Onabanjo of UNFPA talks with Voice of America about menstrual health and wellness during COVID-19
DfG Founder and CEO Celeste Mergens talks with Mark Balla from The Smallest Room about breaking down the stigma that perpetuates inequitable education and livelihood opportunities for menstruators.
COMING SOON: Advancing Menstrual Equity in Uganda
DfG Uganda Country Director Diana Nampeera Akampikaho talks with Procter & Gamble's Powered by Purpose Podcast about the work of DfG staff and enterprises working to end period poverty in East Africa.
FOR SOCIAL MEDIA MAVENS
A short list of accounts and hashtags to follow for Menstrual Health news and education.
DfG Advocacy on Twitter
Menstrual Health Hub on Twitter
African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management on Twitter
WASH United on Twitter
Learn about why menstruation matters for our local and global communities
Learn about Menstrual Health (MH) challenges and solutions during COVID-19 around the globe
A campaign for universal access to affordable and environmentally friendly period products in Rwanda
USE YOUR PLATFORM
Media activation is one of the most powerful ways to raise awareness, shatter stigma and advocate for menstrual equity.
Here, you'll find tricks of the trade for how you can use your social media platform to make a difference.