42 leaders from around the world will come together with a united passion and purpose to discuss menstrual health management practices and advocacy.

Discussing all topics from the supply of period products, education and using our voices to make change in our own countries but collectively around the world.

Global Period Poverty Forum focus


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 

Global Period Poverty Forum program

Meet some of our speakers

The GPPF at a glance

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 Night

7:00pm – 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!

Farewell Drinks

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday 12 October 2022

Farewell your new network of friends and colleagues while enjoying some tapas surrounded by some amazing artworks incorporating period products. These artworks have been made using period products supplied by U by Kotex from their seconds (e.g. damaged products that can't be sold or donated)!

Late Night Show
9:00pm - 10:00pm AEST
Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 October

Join Ina Jurga and Lillian Bagala via Zoom for the Late Night Show with highlights of the day, and additional key insights on the daily theme. This will be available to Zoom attendees each day from 9-10pm AEST. 


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!