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Education about menstruation changes everything

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Education about menstruation changes everything

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RT @ManjitGill: Celebrate menstruation with us. We are all here because of a period. #SmashShame once & for all. #ShowUSyourPads #MHM2017…
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Do you talk to your friends about the menstrual cycle? Here is how Indian girls handle it https://t.co/dmcq8Ctcw9 …… https://t.co/rUIJJpQxhg
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Menstrual Hygiene Day - Global shared Menstrual Hygiene Day - India's photo.

26 year old Kiran Gandhi decided to ditch the tampon for the London Marathon and ‘freebleed’ for the full 26.2 miles while on her period. This bold move of hers initiated a global conversation about period stigma, female athletes, and access to sanitary items in the developing world.

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26 year old Kiran Gandhi decided to ditch the tampon for the London Marathon and ‘freebleed’ for the full 26.2 miles while on her period. This bold move of hers initiated a global conversation about period stigma, female athletes, and access to sanitary items in the developing world.

#mhday2017 #menstruationmatters

A Nepalese school girl writes to her prime minister about menstrual struggles.

Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing this letter to let you know about our own situation.

My name is Ganga Khadka. I am from Gulmi district. Every day I hear and read about your fresh programmes. The country will benefit if these programmes are actually implemented. So I wish you all the best for the success of your programmes.

You are a lucky prime minister. I hereby convey my respect to the great mother who gave birth to you. But do you know that before you were born your mother also used to have menstruation as a unique gift of nature?

Menstruation is a regular, natural process that happens in women. This process makes the birth of all great human beings possible. You are one such son. ..."

Read more:

www.southasia.com.au/2016/05/22/a-nepalese-daughter-writes-to-her-prime-minister-about-menstrual-sufferings/#sthash.ew7RPGYH.dpuf

by southasia.com.au

#mhday2017 #menstruationmatters
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A Nepalese school girl writes to her prime minister about menstrual struggles.

Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing this letter to let you know about our own situation.

My name is Ganga Khadka. I am from Gulmi district. Every day I hear and read about your fresh programmes. The country will benefit if these programmes are actually implemented. So I wish you all the best for the success of your programmes.

You are a lucky prime minister. I hereby convey my respect to the great mother who gave birth to you. But do you know that before you were born your mother also used to have menstruation as a unique gift of nature?

Menstruation is a regular, natural process that happens in women. This process makes the birth of all great human beings possible. You are one such son. ...

Read more:

http://www.southasia.com.au/2016/05/22/a-nepalese-daughter-writes-to-her-prime-minister-about-menstrual-sufferings/#sthash.ew7RPGYH.dpuf 

by southasia.com.au

#mhday2017 #menstruationmatters

Menstrual Hygiene Day - Global shared Youth Ki Awaaz's video.

Youth Ki Awaaz
Why are sanitary pads luxury products? Taxing sanitary pads is like taxing women... for being born as women. Watch this great video! It's really worth it. 🤞

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Find out more about MHM and MH Day

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.

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The latest on MHM

MHM in the news, conference announcements and much more…

Menstrual Cycle Research conference in Atlanta in June 2017

On June 22-23, 2017, MHM practitioners  have the opportunity to come together to share evidence-based approaches that have been creating REAL CHANGE for women and girls in our communities. Are you using evidence-based approaches to ensure good menstrual health to...

Zambia government to provide free sanitary napkins for rural girls

Zambia unveiled its 2017 budget which includes free MHM products for rural and peri-urban schoolgirls! These are the relevant sections from the Budget Speech: 93. Mr. Speaker, in 2017, this programme will for the first time, support 14,000 girls from vulnerable...

Highlights from the 5th Virtual Conference MHM in WASH in Schools

The 5th Virtual conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) for WASH in schools took place on 25th October 2016. The event was hosted by Unicef and Columbia University – Mailman School of Public Health. Here is a Storify that captures social media...

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...

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...

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