The Pad Project X Oakwood School: Gender Justice Summit 2023

The Pad Project has partnered with the Oakwood School to bring human rights activists from around the world together for our inaugural Gender Justice Summit. With a focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #5; to achieve Gender Equality, this landmark event features speakers working on international issues of girls’ access to education, menstrual and reproductive rights, and understanding how gender-based violence affects transgender individuals.

Breakout sessions will offer workshops on topics such as ecofeminism, the protests in Iran, self-identifying female representation in finance, STEAM, and more. Art installations and musical performances will animate the day, and the summit will culminate with a, “Women in Entertainment,” panel that will feature barrier-breaking talents and performers.


The Gender Justice Summit is presented in partnership with Oakwood School


Menstrual Equity for the Last Mile Webinar

On December 1st, The Pad Project hosted a webinar to share learnings from its international programs and what it takes to make decentralized models for product access work. It was an enriching discussion on how to conceptualize a program and be prepared for various operational challenges. Our speakers shared insights from their work in diverse communities across Africa and South Asia, tackling challenges related to community mobilization, imports, taxation, standards and so much more.

Our speakers include Jess Brainch from Uzima Pads, Mayank Jain from SumArth, Nafisa Jiddawi from WAJAMAMA, Lillian Bagala from Irise Uganda, Amy Peake from Loving Humanity, Abhijit Patil from Saral Designs, Karthik Thangavel from Real Relief, Diana Nelson from Days for Girls and Divyang Waghela from Tata Trusts. Thank you to all of our hosts and speakers for an engaging and educational webinar!

To watch the webinar click here to register and use the Passcode: Xbc8g&.#

The Pad Project x Larroude: Giving Tuesday 2022

For Giving Tuesday 2022, we were honored to partner with Larroude Shoes! Seasoned fashion director Marina Larroude spent the last two decades working side by side with the most talented creatives in the industry. Together with her husband, financier and business operator Ricardo Larroudé, they conceptualized Larroudé.

15% of proceeds from the sales on Giving Tuesday will benefit our pad-making machine programs in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. These pad machine programs employ 6 or more local women, who produce and distribute low-cost quality pads to their community. To date, these programs have produced more than 200,000 pads and provided more than 80,000 girls with menstrual health education. 

A huge thank you to Larroude and everyone who participated!

Support the campaign here!

The Pad Project x GANNI x Hummingway: Giving Tuesday 2022

For Giving Tuesday 2022, The Pad Project teamed up with our partners at Hummingway to host a shopping event at GANNI on Wednesday, November 16th on Melrose in West Hollywood. 

20% of the proceeds from the event were used to support The Pad Project’s 10 pad-making machine programs across Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. 

We are so thankful for our partners at Hummingway, the GANNI team who hosted the event, and everyone who participated!

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The Pad Project x Tory Burch: International Day of the Girl 2022

To honor International Day of the Girl 2022, The Pad Project joined Tory Burch for a special event, donating proceeds directly to our 10 pad-making machine programs across Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

We couldn’t be more grateful to the Tory Burch team and to everyone who participated!

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The Pad Project’s 2022 Gala

The Pad Project, the menstrual equity nonprofit behind the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary Period. End of Sentence., hosted its inaugural gala with the theme of “Change the Conversation. Period.” The event took place on Thursday, May 12th at the Lombardi House in Hollywood, where 175 guests gathered to support The Pad Project’s programs. Guests represented several generations of menstrual equity advocates, from students to parents to grandparents.

This year, The Pad Project honored celebrity stylist Karla Welch, actress and activist Poorna Jagannathan, human rights activist Ruchira Gupta, and filmmaker Roya Sadat. We are extremely thankful for our supporters, sponsors, and attendees for making this event a success!

Read about the event here!

The Pad Project x Veronica Beard: International Women’s Day 2022

In honor of International Women’s Day, The Pad Project teamed up with Veronica Beard for a 1-day event to support the amazing work of our international partners. We are so excited to be part of Veronica Beard’s #VBGIVESBACK, an initiative that celebrates every woman’s ability to make a difference. Over the past six years, Veronica Beard has partnered with hundreds of nonprofits, and we are honored that they’ve chosen to support The Pad Project’s work. Thanks to our co hosts, Ashley Greene, Stacey Sher, and Maggie Brown for making this event possible!
Funds raised from the evening supported provind period products to Ukrainian refugees.

Read about Executive Director, Melissa’s Berton’s experience on the Veronica Beard’s