Smashing Period Taboo for Girls in the U.S.

“Aunt Flo’s Here,” “The Curse,” “My Friend’s Visiting,” “The Red Monster,” “Shark Week,” “On the Rag,” “Comma” or simply “That Time of the Month” are just a few of the 5,000 slang phrases that girls and women use to talk about their periods. This coded language perpetuates the stigma surrounding menstruation and makes periods a…

The Consequences of Covid-19 for Girls in Uganda

Covid-19 has united the world in an incredibly unique way. While it is true that everyone has struggled with the fallout of this global pandemic, it has had more serious consequences on some of the most vulnerable populations. Unfortunately, adolescent girls have been among the most adversely affected and for some, life has become downright…

“Learning Should Not Stop for a Pandemic”: The Innovative Way This GLOW Club is Reaching Girls Amid COVID-19

Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered schools and forced millions to stay sheltered in place in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus. But for many girls, school closures and lockdowns make them vulnerable to secondary threats like gender-based violence and teenage pregnancy. Global G.L.O.W. partners have recognized the need to…