The theme for MH Day 2017 is education

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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.

Partnerships

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global platform for partners across all sectors to engage in action, advocacy and knowledge-sharing around menstrual hygiene management. The MH Day Alliance include NGOs, civil society, social businesses, research organisation, and governments working on MHM.

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 and comment on this draft paper.


MH Day has been featured in leading international media:

The latest on MHM

MHM in the news, conference announcements and much more…

TIME Magazine Meghan Markle: How Periods Affect Potential

  “In communities all over the globe, young girls’ potential is being squandered because we are too shy to talk about the most natural thing in the world. To that I say: we need to push the conversation, mobilize policy making surrounding menstrual...

Events for CSW 61

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It holds an annual two-week session with representatives of UN Member States, civil society...

International Women’s Day

For the occasion of international Women’s Day (IWD) 2017 we have created for you some small Facebook & Twitter snippets that can help you to raise awareness on the importance of MHM and promote MH Day a bit, too. Download them below:  ...

Proceedings MHM Virtual Conference

The 5th MHM Virtual Conference took place in October 2016. ‘The overarching message from the conference was to continue to build the evidence base, to focus on moving from research to action, and to demonstrate scalable models through education systems.’...

MHM in 10

In 2014, UNICEF and Columbia University held the first ‘MHM in Ten’ meeting, in order to map out a ten-year agenda for MHM in schools. The common vision is that ‘in 2024, girls around the world are knowledgeable about and comfortable with their...

Menstruation and #periodpride at the #womensmarch

On 21 January people around the world protest on Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, with demonstrations in cities including London, Paris, Nairobi,  Macao, Tbilisi , Berlin and Melbourne. Protesters are taking to the streets to ‘send a bold...

Al Jazeera – The Stream: the mystery of menstruation

this 30 min episode of Al Jazeera’s show  “The Stream” was all about menstruation. Busting the myths and misconceptions affecting nearly half the world’s population, the episode featured: Sabrina Rubli @sabrinarubli Chief Executive Officer, Femme...

TIME Magazine Meghan Markle: How Periods Affect Potential

  “In communities all over the globe, young girls’ potential is being squandered because we are too shy to talk about the most natural thing in the world. To that I say: we need to push the conversation, mobilize policy making surrounding menstrual...

Events for CSW 61

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It holds an annual two-week session with representatives of UN Member States, civil society...

International Women’s Day

For the occasion of international Women’s Day (IWD) 2017 we have created for you some small Facebook & Twitter snippets that can help you to raise awareness on the importance of MHM and promote MH Day a bit, too. Download them below:  ...

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Menstruation matters to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our infographic shows how MHM is linked to several of the goals. Share the graphic to advocate for MHM.

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