Tackling period poverty and stigma
Until now, information on taxes on menstrual products has been unreliable and scattered across various databases and websites. periodtax.org provides a one-stop-shop on the issue that combines reliable, up-to date information on taxes on menstrual products globally with practical capacity building on how to turn this information into effective period tax campaigns.
Three new languages available
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
The infographic is now available in three new languages: Arabic, French, Spanish
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
(Re-)Watch the recording of the live broadcast
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.
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!
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.
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…
Menstrual health and hygiene needs investment, now. Economic opportunities and achieving associated development goals and human rights. We are members of the Global Menstrual Collective. The main purpose is to collective advocacy to drive and guide investment in...
Many low-income women and girls around the world are unable to afford menstrual products. In recent years, there has been growing advocacy momentum for the reduction or removal of taxes on menstrual products to improve affordability and advance overall gender...
"This book invites you to explore menstruation from nearly every possible angle, including dimensions that you might not yet have considered: the historical, political, embodied, cultural, religious, social, health, economic, artistic, literary and many more....
A continuously updated document with news articles, blog posts and information from our partners related to menstruation, hygiene and Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 / COVID-19 can be found under the link. Below are some selected articles and resources. The views expressed...
On 9th March 2020, the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women convened an abridged procedural meeting and adopted the [draft Political Declaration]. On the occasion of the Commission of the Status of Women and the 25-year review of the Beijing...
Grand Challenges Call: “Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene Products”.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just launched a new Grand Challenges Exploration looking for "Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene Products". Do you have transformative and innovative ideas to support the design...