1. We need to talk about periods!
    We need to talk about periods!

    Every month, girls and women from around the world, regardless of race, religion, caste or creed, will experience something unique to…

  2. Choosing the Path of Midwifery
    Choosing the Path of Midwifery

    This month we celebrated International Day of the Midwife – a day that not only highlights the critical work of…

  3. Birthing in Afghanistan: Glimmers of hope
    Birthing in Afghanistan: Glimmers of hope

    When I visited Gulpari,* I found her sitting in the corner of a room. Given the hot summer weather outside,…

  4. Menstruation and Me
    Menstruation and Me

    Originally published on The Huffington Post I have an interesting relationship with my period. I don’t have one. Two years…

  5. Menstruation Matters Because Girls Matter. Period.
    Menstruation Matters Because Girls Matter. Period.

    Written by Dr. Emily Wilson-Smith – Chair of Irise International  Before I even set foot in Uganda as a teenager…

  6. Stand Up Tall and Break the Taboo of Menstruation in Africa

    Originally published on Huffington Post.  Unlike many believe, menstrual health is not just a ‘women’s issue’. We need to get…