Expanding the Discourse on Menstruation in the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Agendas If 2015 was the year the period...
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Inga Winkler is the Director of the Working Group on Menstrual Health & Gender Justice and a lecturer at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, both at Columbia University. She used to be the Legal Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. Since then, Inga has been advocating for greater attention to menstrual health. Her current research focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals and human rights, as well as questions of marginalization, stigma and representation in the context of menstrual health. She is also the co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook on Critical Menstruation Studies.
Sydney Amoakoh is a Human Rights Studies MA graduate at Columbia University. Her research has focused on menstrual health in emergency settings, with a specific focus on menstrual health in the 2018 edition of the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. In her role as a menstrual health advocacy fellow, Sydney contributes to the joint efforts of Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in elevating and expanding the inclusion of menstrual health in high-level UN forums.
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