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Columbia: Department of Sociomedical Sciences Hosting “The Period Posse Presents” – A Monthly Interactive Webinar Series

The Gender, Adolescent Transitions and Environment (GATE) Program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is hosting a monthly interactive webinar series that will bring together experts working globally in menstrual health and hygiene from across research, policy and practice to discuss key emerging issues. GATE, led by sociomedical sciences associate professor Dr. Marni Sommer, explores the intersections of gender, health, education and the environment for girls and boys transitioning into adulthood in low-income countries and the U.S. GATE also generates research and practical resources focused on improving the integration of menstrual hygiene management and gender supportive sanitation solutions into global humanitarian response.

Join us for the next webinar on October 9 –“Ending the Tampon Tax: Mobilizing Policy Change in the U.S. & the UK,” with experts from; the Brennan Center for Justice, and Stop Taxing Periods leading the discussion.

Upcoming seminars will feature “Changing the Norm: Mainstreaming Female Friendly Toilets” on November 13 with representatives from the Danish Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, and WaterAid Malawi, followed by “Menstrual Health: Unpacking Rights, Dignity and Agency” on December 10.

All webinars begin at 8:00 a.m. Eastern.

The first webinar held on Wednesday September 11 featured Updates from Menstrual Trials in Kenya, Uganda and The Gambia,” with experts from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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