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First ever AD campaign with REAL blood. A MUST WATCH. It is so cool #boodnormal #menstruationmatters!…
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Wooh-HA! 🔈 This is the FIRST ever portrayal of REAL (!) period blood in a sanitary product advertisement.📍

Sad it is 2017, but it's still pretty cool, eh?!

Bodyform launched their #bloodnormal campaign and took a brave stand one more time (after last years' video) to feature an ad including blood, men buying pads, fun with pads and more real period blood.

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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.

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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...

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...

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...

Managing Menstruation with disabilities

“Girls with disabilities are subject to double discrimination, as they grapple both with being female, and having a disability. Because of this, they are even less likely to be able to access services.” Read this interesting article about how girls with...

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...

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