LEAVE NO GIRL BEHIND
ACTION FOR MH EDUCATION
In 2018, 310 organizations educated 27.2 million girls across 134 countries. Projections for 2019 are even more exciting: Participating organizations committed to educate a total of 41.4 million girls all over the world. This is a year-to-year increase of 52%!
First success stories (more to follow):
Watch the MH Day 2019 Highlight Video!
What is needed to create a world in which women and girls are no longer limited by their periods? People from all over the world gave their answers, showing that together we can call for action on MHM!
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.
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MHM in the news, conference announcements and much more…
In 1994 the first International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD) took place in Cairo. 179 governments adopted a landmark Programme of Action, but it made no explicit mention of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) as part of sexual and reproductive health...read more
"You are part of what I think we agree is quite an unprecedented moment. Take a moment to reflect that this is now a movement. This is a movement which I hope is unstoppable!" - Sue Coates, Acting Executive Director, WSSCC Opening Remarks and Key Note...read more
Featured in GLOBAL CITIZEN https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/uganda-period-poverty-sdgs/ ---- Nearly a quarter of Ugandan girls between the ages of 12 and 18 drop out of school when they begin menstruation. If nothing is done to end period poverty in Uganda,...read more
Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has released an exciting programme of webinars for autumn 2019 that will see MHM experts discuss a variety of key emerging issues. The topics that will be covered in The Period Posse Presents series include updated...read more
Dr Sarah Jewitt, a member of staff in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham, undertook research on the effect menstruation has on the school attendance of post-pubescent girls in sub-saharan Africa. Her project, which was carried out in Kisumu, Kenya...read more
On MH Day 2019 the African Coalition for MHM hosted a panel discussion under the question: What has changed in menstrual hygiene management in Africa? It was attended by First Lady of Kwale County H.E. Christine Ndegwa, Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe Hon. Priscilla...read more