In 2021, women who were fifty years old and above constituted twenty-six per cent of the total female population worldwide. This marked a four per cent increase compared to the preceding decade. Given that most

women experience menopause between ages forty-five and fifty-five and have longer lifespans, the need to offer effective healthcare and support to women in their personal and professional lives becomes highly evident.
The changing demographics, along with a compelling moral and social duty, highlight the critical need for heightened awareness of the stigma around menopause. Additionally, it emphasises the importance of formulating effective policies governing the access and provision of suitable resources for women across the globe.
With this in mind, Women Political Leaders (WPL) offers this toolkit to help global policymakers develop ways to recognise and practically address problems that arise from the stigma and taboo around menopause. Making menopause manageable by minimising stigma and improving support will benefit all of our constituents and ensure we create a culture where women are supported at every stage of their lives.