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Featured  events from the MH Day movement


Studio MH Day on 3 June, from 2 – 4 PM CEST

Together with a range of exciting guests, we presented highlights of MH Day activities from around the globe as well as share some preliminary campaign results. In addition, we will also share ideas on how we as a movement can help to catalyse investment and action in menstrual health and hygiene – not only on MH Day, but every day!

Re-watch video and access resources here:

25.-27.05. Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health

The African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management (ACMHM) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa hosted to the Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health virtually from 25 to 27 May 2021. Read the summary and access videos and new resources here.

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25. - 27.05. Virtual Symposium on Menstrual Health and Hygiene in West and Central Africa

The event is organized by UNICEF, UNFPA and UNESCO within the framework of the French Muskoka partnership.

This event will provide a first regional platform for all stakeholders involved in menstrual health and hygiene in West and Central Africa to showcase their work, to exchange, to learn and to connect with other actors and organizations. We expect this symposium to have strong representation from governments, civil society, the private sector, and adolescents, among other key stakeholders.

More information about the background, objectives, expected results, and proceedings of the virtual conference can be found here:


21., 24. and 27 May: UNICEF & WaterAid Webinar Series on MHH in East Asia and Pacific Region

To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day in 2021 with the global theme of ‘We need to step up action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene now!’, UNICEF  together with WaterAid convened a series of three webinars on 21, 24 and 27 May 2021  and with contributions from other partners in the East Asia and Pacific region. The webinars shared the latest developments in the field with a spotlight on the biggest challenges and advances towards achieving the SDGs.

Friday 21 May 1-2:15 PM Bangkok / 8-9:15 AM Geneva / 4-5:15 PM Canberra
Reaching everyone: Who is being left behind? (convened together with WaterAid)

Monday 24 May 1-2:15 PM Bangkok / 8-9:15 AM Geneva / 4-5:15 PM Canberra
Building knowledge and skills during the pandemic and a post-COVID world (featuring Oky the period tracker app)

Thursday 27 May 1-2:30 PM Bangkok / 8-9:30 AM Geneva / 4-5:30 PM Canberra
Stepping up action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene (celebrating the MH Day global theme)

Menstrual Hygiene Week EAP 2021 Save the date

18.05. Pandora's Box - panel and screening

We are excited to host an online screening of the film “Pandora’s Box” sponsored by The Case For Her and Diva Cares.

7th May 6pm CET – 18 th May :  the film will be viewable for 24 hours for free.

18th May  5:30 pm CET:  a 30 min panel discussion with Cristina Ljundberg (The Case for Her & Influence Film), Marni Sommers (Columbia University) and Carinne Chambers-Sainni (Diva International & Diva Cares) moderated by Ina Jurga (WASH United/ MH Day).

Re-watch the panel discussion on Youtube below. 

A reflection on the film and panel  can be read here.

The 75 minute documentary Pandora’s Box unmasks the global menstrual inequity, pulling back the veil on centuries of mistreatment. Here we witness the unforgettable stories of girls in Africa, India, and beyond, who lack education and access to period products. From Maasai villages, to Mumbai and on to London, we meet young women who are forced to stay at home from school, or even drop out, merely because they don’t have access to, nor can they afford, menstrual supplies. We also meet women who were once incarcerated in the U.S. prison system, talking about their struggles to menstruate safely while deprived of system, talking about their struggles to menstruate safely while deprived of basic human hygiene.

The documentary also captures the commentary of heroes, innovators, activists and thought leaders. We watch them battle the stigma of menstruation with their mission to educate and change minds and cultural biases.

Want to know more about the film? Visit their website.




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“Red Badge of Courage” reaches out to young girls from weaker socio-economic backgrounds and spreads awareness on Menstrual Hygiene Management thereby preventing infections, diseases and fatality. It also aims to encourage girls to live a dignified life, break taboos, not feel ashamed and openly ask for medical help if required. The project is determined to […]

The event will be conducted in Mtendeli refugee camp, located in North Western Tanzania. The event will be organized by wash partner in collaboration with other implementing partners especially in health, education, camp management, environment, protection and shelters. This will consider this year’s theme and the covid-19 situation. Activities will be depending on guidance that […]

  • Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council
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We hosted a menstrual equity webinar on including transgender and non-binary menstruators in the period space. Our speaker, Madeliene Shaw, is the Co-founder and Director of Partnership and Impact of Aisle (formerly known as Lunapads). We will discuss why it’s essential to dismantle the traditional gendered ideas and language of ‘feminine hygiene’, how trans and […]

On May 29th, Vasikana Project is launching a menstrual health educational book, Menstrupedia Comic Shona Edition a partnership with Menstrupedia and The Sister Accord. Coinciding with the commemoration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day we are running a CAMPAIGN inviting women around the globe to say anything about period menstruation and end with the Statement WE […]

The three thousand pads campaign, is a sustainable development to bridge the gap against access and availability of pads in schools through skill acquisition train women in prison to produce eco reusable pads for 3000 girls in our community schools. Target:3000 pads for 3000 girls Aim: creating livelihood for women geared to ending period poverty. […]

Real Relief, Global Goals World Cup, UNYA Denmark and Safepad have come together to kick off the transnational dialogue about menstrual health and hygiene to celebrate International Menstrual Health Day on 28 May 2021. We are encouraging the dialogue throughout the month of May. As such, we are going to zoom in on the biggest […]

Since 2016, the Santé mobile association and its partners have been celebrating May 28, symbolizing World Menstrual Hygiene Day. This year we have decided that a single day is not enough to cover topics related to menstrual hygiene management, so we are launching the Blue May Campaign which will run throughout the month of May. […]

Like every year since the first MHDay in 2014, Period! supports MH Day via publications on our independent menstrual magazine (Dutch – and English – and via our social media channels. Period! Extra online publications via our magazines and extra social media feeds. For the very first time we can publish an overview […]

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