Pacific RISE, along with the Criterion Institute and MH Hub, was proud to convene of a group of 43 women and men stepping forward to champion the rights of Pacific women and girls in accessing affordable and quality menstrual health products. In September last year, representatives from 13 countries working in a range of social and business organisations came together to understand and overcome inefficiencies and obstacles in the menstrual health market across the region.  The workshop was supported by DFAT and Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development.

The final report of that workshop “Unlocking the opportunity in the Pacific menstrual health market” is now available. The first of its kind, a unique case study covering the lessons learned from menstrual health actors working in the Asia Pacific region and focuses on the local context of island-based nations.  It provides insights and opportunities for investment and recommendations on building the market within the Pacific.

View the report plus more about the four-day workshop at

The workshop was a recommendation of the Last Taboo research commissioned by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.