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MH Day 2017 was bigger than ever!

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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 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 this practictioners guide on MHM and Human Rights.

Periods are nothing to hide

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If you have seen our post earlier, where Amika wrote an open letter to Theresa May, here us her excellent TED talk that describes how she started #freeperiod only a year ago and what happend since.
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Time to celebrate! MH Day 2017 was bigger than ever!

The latest on MHM

MHM in the news, conference announcements and much more…

Austria (Österreich): Umfrage zur Menstruation unter Jugendlichen

Umfrage zu Menstruation unter Jugendlichen zeigt: Jungs ist das Thema peinlich und Mädchen wissen nicht über ihren Körper Bescheid 1.100 Jugendliche zu Wissensstand und Einstellung zum Thema Menstruation befragt: 17% der Mädchen und 34% der Jungen wissen nicht, was...

U-reporters: Engaging Young People in Real Time for Real Results

U-reporters: Engaging Young People in Real Time for Real Results For Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28, 2017), U-Reporters were polled regarding the impact menstruation on their work or school attendance and the level of menstrual education they had received. Earlier in...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 2017 MHM Virtual Conference

The 6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools is co-hosted by UNICEF and Columbia University, and will be streaming live from the Water & Health Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on 17 October 2017. Call for...

Vote for a #periodemoji

Unicode offers 1,088 emojis, including a unicorn emoji and a smiling poo emoji, but there is no period emoji. So it is time to make the conversation easier. Vote for a #periodemoji. International NGO PLan International has created five emoji and is urging supporters...

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