Day of the Girl Child (11 October)
Voices of girls on Covid-19 and Menstrual Health & Hygiene
Our brand-new infographic summarises the implications of COVID-19 on MHH for girls and young women. 3,910 girls and young women from 160 countries participated in the U-Report. And their message is clear: #ItsTimeForAction
For social media, please use the fantastic animated GIFs highlighting some of our key findings!
Created by WASH United and WAGGGS in partnership with U-Report.
Live broadcast on 23 September, 3-5 PM CET
Studio MH Day: Impact
In Studio MH Day: Impact, we present and celebrate the outstanding results all of us achieved together on MH Day 2020. In addition, we will have a wide range of exciting guests, including MH Day partners, journalists and political decision-makers, with whom we will discuss key highlights and learnings.
MH DAY 2020 results
Together we made magic happen!
MH Day 2020 was no walk in the park. Most MH Day partners faced severe constraints on MH Day activities and had to try new ideas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But together, we rose to the challenge and made MH Day 2020 happen around the world. And against all odds, MH Day was bigger than ever!
What we collectively achieved this year is a testimony to the enormous power, momentum and resolve of our movement. Looking at where we are today, we`re more convinced than ever that together, we can end period stigma and period poverty by 2030!
After crunching numbers for the last month, we now have the final campaign numbers: MH Day 2020 set new all-time records!
— UNFPA (@UNFPA) May 28, 2020
Crowd sourced global campaign video
Voices of the movement!
The video snippets you sent us were just amazing. Thank you so much to everyone who participated! Our friends at the studio have turned it into a testimony to the power of our movement. No more words, just watch it and share it with anyone who dares to doubt our commitment to end period poverty and period stigma by 2030!
Periods don’t stop for pandemics!
Check out our brand-new infographic on the implications of COVID-19 on MHH, including what action is needed during and after the pandemic. Created by WASH United, in collaboration with Global Menstrual Collective, ACMHM, Days For Girls, PSI, UNFPA, WaterAid and WSSCC.
MH DAY 2020 Campaign materials
Everything you need to add your voice to the 2020 campaign!
Illustrations created by four awesome artists, texts tailored to the illustrations, GIFs for Instagram, a design guide to create your own campaign materials – here you find everything you need to add your voice to MH Day 2020. #ItsTimeForAction
A Global Symbol for Menstruation
This year, we want to establish the Menstruation Bracelet as a simple yet powerful global symbol for menstruation and MH Day. Download the Menstruation Bracelet Guide and learn how you can join the bracelet campaign.
ACTION 4 MENSTRUAL HYGIENE EDUCATION
There’s still time to take part!
#Action4MHeducation saw 310 organisations commit to educate a total 41.4 million girls in 2019. To see if we met – or even exceeded – our target, we ask you to complete our short survey. Tell us how many girls you reached with education about menstruation in 2019. It takes just a couple of minutes!
ACTION 4 MENSTRUAL HYGIENE EDUCATION
Complete our short survey
MH Day conducted the #Action4MHEducation initiative to promote accountability, enable advocacy and catalyse action on MHM education. 310 organisations committed to educate a combined 41.4 million girls in the course of 2019. Please complete our short survey to tell us how many girls you reached with MH education projects in 2019. It only takes a few minutes!
A strong partnership:
MH Day is powered by more than 530 MH Day partner organizations who drive advocacy and action for MHM all around the world.
We thank the following key partners and supporters for helping to make MH Day happen:
Find out more about MHM and MH Day
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global platform that brings together non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to catalyze advocacy and action towards a world where women and girls are no longer limited because of their periods.
Menstruation matters to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While there is no specific SDG goal or indicator on MHM, this infographic shows how MHM is relevant to different SDGs. Use and share this infographic to advocate for more attention to MHM.
MHM and human rights
“Understanding menstrual hygiene management and human rights” is a practictioner’s guide on the interlinkages between MHM and human rights by Human Rights Watch and WASH United.
The latest on MHM
MHM in the news, conference announcements and much more…
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