Levelling Up!

Welcome to Menstrual Rights Global!

Menstrual Rights Global (formerly Pandemic Periods) is a global collective that aims to elevate the voices of grassroots activists to ignite action towards intersectional global menstrual health.
We are committed to driving the right to thrive from menarche to menopause. 

Meet Our Collective

Established in 2020, Pandemic Periods is a global group of volunteers on a mission to drive knowledge and expertise in menstrual health at the country level that will feed into the indicators for the UN’s sustainable development goals (2030). Our multicultural, interdisciplinary, and regionally diverse group work together to push the global narrative and ensure it is included on the global health agenda!  We practice ethical leadership and discussion and aim to elevate each other. Together, we are more robust and more creative. 

Dr. Jennifer Martin

Sabrina Browne



our generation equality forum commitment

We pledge to drive collective action around Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 to achieve gender equality to empower all women and girls and facilitate efforts that ensure that all girls and women can manage their periods with dignity to achieve SDG 3 of good health and well-being.
Eight hundred million individuals are menstruating each day, yet menstruation is not always recognised as a priority in women’s, girls, transmen and non-binary individuals’ health and well-being. Through our global collective, we will continue to raise the visibility of sub-optimal menstrual health. Through creative storytelling and action-orientated advocacy, we will advocate for safe, affordable, and hygienic products, discreet spaces, and hygiene facilities so women, girls, and all people that menstruate can manage their periods with dignity.
Pandemic Periods will commit to advocating for menstrual health to be recognised independently of sexual and reproductive rights – we want multilateral to have teams dedicated to menstrual health, not just sexual and reproductive health. We also pledge to advocate for menstrual health across the life course, not just for adolescent girls.
We are committed to advocating for girls and women’s needs, and their involvement should be integrated into the co-design and execution of advocacy initiatives, interventions, and gender transformative approaches that address menstrual health in the context of COVID-19 and in the future.
We will work with employers worldwide to encourage them to adopt gender-transformative policies that will create gender-responsive workplaces that address the needs of individuals that menstruate across the life course.
We will also continue to support young women to gain further experience in this sector by offering training and exposure to global health, menstrual health, and gender equality advocacy.