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March 8th International Women’s Day:  American Medical Women’s Association  Press Release

As the oldest multi-specialty medical organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health, AMWA’s mission highlights the importance of partnering to promoting gender equity. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, AMWA is privileged to partner with diverse stakeholders in promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5 .

AMWA is honored to highlight the Menstrual Equity Project, partnering with the office of the First Lady of Suriname H.E. Mellisa Santokhi-Seenacherry. This project is dedicated to empowering socially disadvantaged girls and women with sustainable menstrual hygiene solutions. This project is the culmination of purposeful partnering between AMWA, CSR Foundation and the private sector.

This initiative will allocate a total of 1,000 reusable menstrual packages, each comprising 10 pads and 2 cups, to support three organizations. Specifically, 500 units will assist the First Lady of Suriname’s Menstrual Equity Project. Additionally, St. Jude’s Children and Research Hospital, and domestic violence shelters in New York and California will each receive 250 units. This effort underscores the commitment to ensuring accessible and essential menstrual hygiene products for those in need.

AMWA is honored to share this inspiring message from the First Lady of Suriname H.E. Mellisa Santokhi- Seenacherry below.


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