Action for Menstrual Hygiene Education

“Action for Menstrual Hygiene Education” is an initiative by Menstrual Hygiene Day to catalyze advocacy, accountability and action on menstrual hygiene education, so that no girl is left behind because of her period.

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MH Day 2018 had > 500 events in > 70 countries.
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Image by SPLASH during their MH Day event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Period friendly toilets matter

Every day, millions of women and girls need a private space to attend to their menstruation-related needs. For most women and girls, this space will be a toilet. Learn more about how period friendly toilets help empower women and girls:

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About MH Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day will help to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.


Menstrual Hygiene Day breaks the silence, raises awareness and changes negative social norms around MHM, and engages decision-makers to increase the political priority and catalyse action for MHM, at global, national and local levels.

MHM and the SDGs

Menstruation matters to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While there is no specific goal or indicator, this infographic shows how MHM is linked to several of the goals. Use and share this infographic to advocate for more attention to MHM.

MHM and human rights

The biological fact of menstruation, the necessity of managing menstruation, and society’s response to them both is linked with women’s and girls’ human rights and gender equality. Read this practictioners guide on MHM and Human Rights.

What an amazing MH Day 2018!

Periods are nothing to hide

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MHM in the news, conference announcements and much more…

A movie about periods wins the Oscar!

It was a  huge success to be already nominated and a even a bigger suprise that a movie about periods can win the Oscar! Period. End of Sentence won an Oscar  for the best short documentary. Congratulations to the  the Pad Project, a non-profit that...

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Nepal’s consultative workshop on MenstruAction

No time to rest: Ensuring every girl in Nepal can thrive on her period. On December 11 2018, the MHM Practitioners’ Alliance Nepal, in collaboration with the Federal Government of Germany through the GIZ coordinated ‘Support to the Health Sector Programme...

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MH Day 2018 #NoMoreLimits campaign won the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best content creators and producers on social media, and since  2017 they have a category for social good. The Social Good Shorty Awards have been to show  the positive impact brands, agencies and nonprofits can have on society.   WASH...

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Managing menstruation for women and girls with disabilities

The 3rd December is  international day of persons with disabilities.  For this purpose, we release this blog post that summarizes how women and girls with disabilities might face challenges to manage their menstruation and menstrual hygiene, provides short...

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