For this Menstrual Health Month 2023, Eye on Global Health is calling for a broadening of the conversation regarding period justice. In this article, we invite you to reflect on the intersection of period justice and environmental justice. While both these topics stand on their own as being very significant, looking at their intersection reveals an important, yet frequently disregarded component of their influence on society.
Imagine a whisper, a raised brow, an inconspicuous cough and then a murmured admission as someone reveals, ‘it’s that time of the month’. Perhaps replace that with ‘shark week’, ‘Aunt Flo’, ‘Having the painters in’ or ‘the Crimson Tide’ to discover that we have developed more than one way to creatively beat around the bush when it comes to talking about menstruation or periods. Euphemisms like these create a vivid image of avoidance and have become place holders for menstruation, a naturally occurring biological process which globally, on any given day, more than 300 million people are experiencing.
Get ready to dive deep into the crucial topic of period poverty and menstrual hygiene…
Global Health Film Days volunteers Chiara and Femke sit down with Director Guylaine Maroist to talk about her film ‘Backlash: Misogyny in the Digital Age’.
In June 2018 I landed in Cape Town, South Africa to visit my aunty. It was in an airport toilet cubicle that I saw it, in neat official looking print: “If its yellow, let it mellow. If its brown flush it down”. It was my first sign of a city under siege.
By Anna Thabuis This 7th April, we are celebrating World Health Day and the World…
In November 2022, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and The Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT) hosted the annual Global Health Night (GHN) on the theme of food security in the context of conflict.
Imagine that you live in a house in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by hundreds of hectares of cotton that help you sustain your family every month. However, one day after you open your eyes that view is just a memory, and your house is now an island encircled by muddy and putrid water.
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in both awareness and call to action from students and early career professionals to decolonize the existing global health structures.
Global Health Film Days returns to Copenhagen on 15-23 April with a focus on women in global health.