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.


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.

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MHM in the news, conference announcements and much more…

Al Jazeera: Nepali girl dies due to banned menstruation practice

A 15-year-old girl has died in Nepal’s western Achram district after she was banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient Hindu practice that has been banned for more than a decade, police said. Some Hindus view menstruating women as impure...

Keeping adolescent girls in Schools – MHM conveying India

National Consultations on Menstrual Hygiene Management – A milestone event in Delhi   The true importance of adolescent health for girls well-being, empowerment and for the future of India can not be stressed enough in a country with 1,2 chore adolescent...

MHM Virtual Conference – register now!

The 5th Virtual Conference on Menstrual  Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools (WinS) Conference will focus on the voices of girls’ captured globally to guide action and political commitments. This year’s diverse array of presentations will highlight examples of...

MH Day in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Global Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016 was observed at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India with much interest and vigour in a collaborative way by Aaina, WaterAid, NAWO, Practical Action & other CSOs of the state on 28th May this year. This day was marked with different...

Sharing the “DigniTEA” across Australia

Share the Dignity (STD) is an Australian charity that provides homeless and at risk women with sanitary items so as to allow them a sense of dignity at a time when they need it most. It is run on an entirely voluntary basis, with approximately 450 “Sheroes” (and a few...

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...

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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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