PURPOSE The Waratah Project works to positively influence how society frames menstruation and menopause, and to improve the ways women and girls experience these aspects of their lives.

RESEARCH During 2014 we conducted extensive research to find out what women and girls actually think and feel today, and what they want and need in terms of education and support. We did this by:

  • running an international online questionnaire
  • listening to women and girls all over the state of Victoria
  • doing desk-based research
  • interviewing experts across a wide range of relevant disciplines

ACTION We’ll analyse and gather all this information into a report to be published in the first half of 2016.

FUNDING The project is an initiative of The Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls at The Victorian Women’s Trust in Melbourne, Australia. The project was able to start because we received a significant donation from Belinda Gross, a Victoria-based philanthropist. We need more funds to turn our research into action, so please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the project, either by sending us a cheque or donating online (and send us an email to clarify that the donation is for Waratah).

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Many thanks for your interest. Please email us with any questions or constructive thoughts you have about the project. For media enquiries, call 03 9642 0422 during office hours.