Global Menstrual Collective

GMC

Global Menstrual Collective


The Global Menstrual Collective includes representatives from UN organizations, academia, government, funders, private sector, existing coalitions, advocacy groups, youth-focused organizations, religious groups, independent consultants, and international non-governmental organizations.
Members work together to build an evidence-base and to advocate for investment, policy, and programming across relevant sectors (WASH, health, sexual and reproductive health, education, gender, etc.). We promote [increasing] access to accurate [and timely] information, products and services, and establishing positive social norms and practices around menstruation.
The Global Menstrual Collective drives, guides, and promotes investment in menstrual health and hygiene through evidence-based advocacy. 
Members of the Collective work together on the following four priorities. 
  1. Incorporating menstrual health and hygiene into relevant policies
  2. Strengthening the availability and use of evidence to drive investment in menstrual health and hygiene
  3. Mainstreaming a clear and strong public narrative for more and better investment in menstrual health and hygiene
  4. Collaborating across global menstrual health and hygiene initiatives to enhance collective effort 
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Globally, attention is now being given to the importance of menstruation within public health, gender equality and international development.