The Women and Girls’ Policy Stakeholder Roundtable is an Atlanta gathering committed to improving the lives of women and girls in Georgia. It is hosted twice a year by the YWCA of Greater ATL. Numerous organizations reflect together on the “Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of the past legislative session and communicate each group’s advocacy plans, facilitating collaborations for the next year. Georgia STOMP was honored to be the focus presentation for this summer’s gathering!
On Friday, August 16th, Claire Cox, Georgia STOMP co-lead, updated the gathering on the growth of our statewide coalition and our mission to address period poverty and menstrual equity in Georgia. There were many nods of agreement as Claire related that a general lack of understanding about women’s menstrual needs has led to inequity not just in our tax base, but in institutions and public spaces across the state.
The morning meant Claire, based in Macon, was able to meet coalition member leaders and other contacts who she had only “met” via telephone conference. In other instances, new organizations expressed interest in knowing more about the work of Georgia STOMP.
It was an inspiring and energizing morning and hopefully a new point of growth for the Coalition!