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The Global Period Poverty Forum (GPPF) will bring together 42 world-class speakers, outstanding researchers and those making a global impact for three days of extraordinary development and learning around how WE can unite to end period poverty.

$795.00 per person (AUD) - In person three-day ticket
$295.00 per person (AUD) - Online three-day ticket

Global Period Poverty Forum at a glance

BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA | 10th -12th OCTOBER 2022

Day One

Shame and Stigma
Monday 10 October 2022

On day one of the conference we will focus on the shame and stigma associated with periods. 
We will hear from experts in the field who will discuss:
- What is being done where
- Why shame and stigma around periods exists
- Research on shame and stigma around menstruation
- What impactors are doing to end the shame and stigma

Day Two

Period Poverty
Tuesday 11th October 2022

On the second day of the conference we will hear from incredible activists working to end period poverty globally.
They will share insight into:
- Systematic issues that contribute to period poverty 
- What impactors are doing to end period poverty 
- Research and advocacy on period poverty 
- Global movements working to end period poverty

Day Three

Tools for Change
Wednesday 12 October 2022

On the final day of the conference we will discuss tools for change so we can continue to have a global impact after we leave the conference. 
Researchers and impactors will share their knowledge on:
- Advocacy, research and impactors in education, health and policies
- Education and health, policy change
- Deeds not words - where to from here?
- Investment in menstrual health 

We will discuss...

Charity receiving a pallet of 1000 packs of Libra period products. The box says 'Thank you' on it.

Period Poverty
Period poverty refers to the inadequate access to: sanitary products, education about menstrual health, toilets, and handwashing facilities. People who experience period poverty are unable to purchase the menstrual products they need so they can go to school or work, and participate in daily life. Period poverty causes physical, mental, and emotional challenges which can make people feel ashamed for menstruating. This reinforces the stigma that surrounds periods and prevents individuals from openly talking about it.  

Period Pride

Shame & Stigma
Period shame and stigma is a broad term to describe the discrimination faced by people who menstruate. The shame and stigma surrounding periods can affect people physically due to a lack of access to sanitation supplies and can affect people mentally from the verbal shaming of menstruation. Shame and stigma results in a lower quality of life for those who are confronted with it. This is why we need to educate the world that menstruation is normal and natural, occurring monthly for about 40 years for everyone who has a womb. 

Education, Health & Policies  
Experiences of menstruation can be very debilitating, yet we have been compelled for years to mask their existence in the workplace, at school and at home. Slowly policies are changing around the world to include menopause and menstruation leave in workplaces, to remove the tax on sanitary items and to mandate free period products in schools. Continual education in this space will lead to ensuring every woman, child and person who menstruates is afforded the dignity they deserve. 

Apply for a scholarship

We want to ensure everyone making a difference in period poverty is able to attend the Global Period Poverty Forum regardless of income. Which is why we have opened up applications for virtual scholarships (to attend the conference online) for those residing in a low or middle income countries, low income earners and students. 

Meet our Speakers

Together, we can end period poverty

GPPF Program Highlights

BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA | 10th -12th OCTOBER 2022

Three-day Conference

9:00am – 4:30pm
Monday 10 October to
Wednesday 12 October 2022

The Global Period Poverty Forum (GPPF) will be 3 days of participation, with discussion and action on how we can work collaboratively to address period poverty.
We will hear from world leaders in menstrual hygiene.  

Welcome Reception

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Monday 10 October 2022

At the end of day one, the conference will feature a welcome reception.
This event will allow delegates to network and mingle in a social and relaxed setting.

Gala Dinner

6:30pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday 11th October 2022

Let’s come together to celebrate the amazing global change we have made so far. Entertainment will include a live band, guest speakers and amazing live acts. Don your best dress or suit and join us for a celebration you will not forget!

Cocktail Night

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday 12 October 2022

Farewell your new network of friends and colleagues while enjoying some tapas!

Thank you to the following generous sponsors

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Questions?

We would love for you to join us as we come together with a united passion for ending period poverty. If you have any questions about the Global Period Poverty Forum fill out this contact form and we will be in touch! 

In-person
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