Dear UNA-USA Members and friends - Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus, ALL in-person Southern California Division and Chapter events have been cancelled or postponed through at least the end of April. Please watch this site for announcements of ON-LINE virtual programs coming up, including a series of virtual Global Engagement Summit events. Meanwhile, be safe, follow the recommendations of local and national authorities. I wish you and yours good health. Together we will get through this challenge and continue working towards the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals, contributing to a better, cleaner, healthier world for all!. Feel free to contact me any time. Barry Simon, President, UNA-USA So Cal Division,, phone 310-699-2180

Across the globe – including here in the U.S. – millions of women and girls live in poverty that impacts their access to feminine hygiene products needed for their monthly menstruation. This financial constraint is adding to already heightened health risks due to lack of proper sanitation, waste management and general period stigma.

On August 24 @12pm, we feature a free screening  Netflix documentary, Period, End of Sentence followed by a panel of experts to discuss this Oscar-winning film and featuring panelists from our local community partners Planned Parenthood, We Are #HappyPeriod and CouldYou?.

With Period Poverty, we highlight the importance of menstrual health in achieving the U.N. Global Goals, also known a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it impacts health, sanitation, education, gender equality, and responsible consumption.

Learn about local efforts and best practices on how to engage our communities to #BreakTheStigma on menstrual health. Discuss legislative advocacy efforts to ensure access to safe, clean and affordable sanitary products for low-income families to restore dignity.

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