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#STUDIOMHDAY

Save the date: Studio MH Day is on 3 June, from 2 – 4 PM CEST (Berlin time*) live on  www.menstrualhygieneday.org

Together with a range of exciting guests, we will present 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!

Sydney:  22:00- 00:00
Tokyo: 21:00 – 23:00
New Delhi: 17:30 – 19:40
Islamabad: 17:00 – 19:00
Nairobi: 15:00 – 17:00
Berlin: 14:00 – 16:00
London: 13:00 – 15:00
Dakar:  12:00 – 14:00
Buenos Aires:  09:00 – 11:00 (am)
New York: 08:00  – 10:00 (am)
Los Angeles:  05:00 – 7:00 (am)

25.-27.05. Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health

The African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management (ACMHM) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa invites you to the Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health, which will be held virtually from 25 to 27 May 2021.


The event will take on a rights-based approach to menstrual health and will cover multi-sectoral dimensions that will ultimately contribute to the realization of equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), bodily autonomy and gender equality.

The symposium will feature a host of global ground-breaking speakers, dynamic youth leaders, activists, critical thinkers, and creative artists.
More information about the event on www.mh-symposium.org.

Register here

The event will also be live-streamed on www.mh-symposium.org and the UNFPA East and Southern Africa Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UNFPA.ESARO

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:

https://soyonsreglos.com/en/may-2021

 

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!’, we are convening a series of three webinars on 21, 24 and 27 May 2021 together with WaterAid and with contributions from other partners in the East Asia and Pacific region. The webinars will share 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)

REGISTER HERE  

 

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)

REGISTER HERE  

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)

REGISTER HERE

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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On the occasion of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, which this year is dedicated to “More Action and Investment in Menstrual Health and Hygiene now!”, Young Feminist Europe is excited to invite you all to the event “Period Poverty in Europe #ItsTimeForAction”, on 2nd June at 19h00-20h30 CEST. This online event is co-organised with Neighbourhood Feminists, […]


Pink Africa Foundation took to the streets on the main campus of the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River state , Nigeria with a Vox pop on Menses, the need for adequate hygiene, why pads should be subsidized or given out for free and also had the Men air their views on Menstruation Matters.


Young girls and teenagers in Karamoja Uganda continue to suffer with the stigma and discrimination around their menstrual cycles and it’s a serious barrier to the realisation of young girls and teenagers sexual reproductive health rights. Distribution of pads, training on how to make reusable sanitary pads for sustainability in fighting against menstrual poverty. Mountain […]


As part of it’s campaign to raise awareness about the improper disposal of menstrual waste and how it has professional implications for sanitation workers, The Red Lotus distributes मैं – “me” in Hindi – in local communities for menstruators to use. These packets, made of recycled newspaper, helps sanitation workers to discern menstrual waste from […]


On June 12-13, we will be reclaiming indigenous practices to celebrate our moon cycles. We have 11 live sessions from various indigenous practitioners, educators, and advocates. Through our research, we have discovered that many indigenous cultures have very similar menstrual practices with an emphasis on slowing down and practicing self care during our menstrual cycles. […]

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