MH Day 2021

More action & investment in menstrual health & hygiene now!

A world without period poverty and stigma is possible. But to achieve our joint goal by 2030, we cannot wait for the Covid-19 pandemic to end. We need to step up action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) NOW!

MH DAY 2021 results


In total, MH Day 2021 reached a record-breaking 566 million people with positive stigma-busting messaging.
We haven’t allowed COVID-19 to stop our movement. On the contrary: together, we have made MH Day 2021 bigger, better, stronger, and more impactful than ever!

Now we’re ready to make the next step. Starting in 2022, we will focus on translating increased attention for MHH into measurable action and investment! Together, we can create a world where no woman or girl is held back because of her period.


The Menstruation Bracelet

28 elements, 5 of which are red. The Menstruation Bracelet is a simple yet powerful symbol for menstruation. Learn about the Menstruation Bracelet action and find out how YOU – as an individual or an organisation – can add your voice to end period stigma!

The ready-to-use campaign materials

6 different artists. 14 different motifs. Multiple languages. Templates where you can insert your own messages. Dedicated white spaces for your logos. By May 10th, the biggest, boldest and most diverse set of campaign materials ever will be ready for you.

Learn more about the artists and materials
Download campaign materials in English
Download materials in 6 more languages

At a crossroads - the 2021 infographic

By 2030, it is possible to create a world where no woman or girl is held back because she menstruates, but only if we step up investment in menstrual health and hygiene now. That is the key message of our new infographic.

The 2021 campaign logo

Get the beautiful new MH Day 2021 campaign logo with the bracelet included and check out the design guide to learn how to position it.

Submit and browse 2021 events

Register the events you’re planning in and around MH Day 2021, so that other organisations, individuals, and the media know what’s happening and can connect with you. Browse the events to find out what’s happening on and around May 28th.

Infographic MHM in emergencies

In 2020, the humanitarian appeal has a funding gap of at least $20 billion. As a result, menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls are often not adequately addressed. We need to step up action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene in emergencies now!

A strong partnership:

MH Day is powered by more than 800 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:

The Menstruation Bracelet

A Global Symbol for Menstruation

The Menstruation Bracelet is a global symbol for menstruation created by MH Day. It stands for our joint commitment to create a world, by 2030, where no woman or girl is kept from realising her full potential because she menstruates. Click the button below to learn more about the Bracelet and how to use it.

Find out more about MHM and MH Day

About 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.

The MH Day partnership

MH Day is powered by more than 530 organizations from all around the world across a wide range of sectors united by the commitment to accelerate progress on MHM.

MHM and the SDGs

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…

MHM Education Guide now available for everyone!

MHM Education Guide now available for everyone!

 WASH United has applied the philosophy of open access and collective impact that is behind Menstrual Hygiene Day to the field of MHM education.The result: a website through which any organisation or individual can access the MHM Education Guide, a ground-breaking new...

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Africa Symposium on Menstrual Health 2021

Africa Symposium on Menstrual Health 2021

The event, organized by the African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management (ACMHM) with UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recognized progress from the first symposium in 2018 with menstrual health policies rolled out across the...

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Menstrual Hygiene in South Asia – updated Country Briefs

Menstrual Hygiene in South Asia – updated Country Briefs

The menstrual hygiene (MH) snapshots series developed by WaterAid and UNICEF provides an update on MH programming in WASH in Schools in South Asia. This is the 2021 updates to the initial series from 2018. The 2018-2020 country snapshots reveal that across the region...

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