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Menstrual Hygiene Day - Global added a new photo to the album: MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY 2017.

KENYA- Mukuru
On 27th May, in anticipation of the 4th World Menstrual Hygiene Day, @chandaria Industries donated pads for 451 school girls to She Needs A Chance, an NGO that supports girls from Mukuru Slums.These girls attend Reuben Centre Girls Primary School and KYDF Secondary School.

@Sheneedsachance is a non-profitable organisation that empowers less privileged young girls from informal settlements in Nairobi to access sanitary pads and stay in school. They also help the girls showcase their talents and grow their entrepreneur skills in order for them to secure a future in the job market.
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KENYA- Mukuru
On 27th May, in anticipation of the 4th World Menstrual Hygiene Day, @chandaria Industries donated pads for 451 school girls to She Needs A Chance, an NGO that supports girls from Mukuru Slums.These girls attend Reuben Centre Girls Primary School and KYDF Secondary School.

@Sheneedsachance is a non-profitable organisation that empowers less privileged young girls from informal settlements in Nairobi to access sanitary pads and stay in school. They also help the girls showcase their talents and grow their entrepreneur skills in order for them to secure a future in the job market.

Menstrual Hygiene Day - Global shared Real Relief's album.

The environmental society of Kenya in partnership with the Hindu society of Kenya was celebrating #MHDAY2017 by planting trees in schools on MH Day2017.
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The environmental society of Kenya in partnership with the Hindu society of Kenya was celebrating #MHDAY2017 by planting trees in schools on MH Day2017.

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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.

The latest on MHM

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...

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...

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...

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