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!
IT’S TIME FOR ACTION!
Our MH Day 2019 materials are now available for download! Spring into action with ready-to-use materials for events and social media campaigning. Learn more here, including how to adapt them to create your own materials.
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:
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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.
Periods are nothing to hide
The latest on MHM
MHM in the news, conference announcements and much 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
Democratic Representative of New York’s 6th congressional district Grace Meng has taken another step to increase the availability and affordability of menstrual products for those that need them by introducing HR 1882 – the Menstrual Equity for All Act – in the House...read more
A shared agenda has recently been published by a consortium of partners led by WaterAid and co-authored by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), Marie Stopes International (MSI), and Simavi. The Sustainable...read more
( OP Ed by Anna Bwana published in The Citizen on 22 May 2019) It has now been almost 1 year since the government of Tanzania made the momentous decision to elimate the value-added-tax from imported sanitary products, thus symbolizing its commitment to supporting...read more
(article published on CNN on 28 June 2019) The real impact of menstruation on women and society is underestimated, researchers say, as a new study suggests period pain is linked to nearly nine days of lost productivity a year in workplaces and schools. Researchers...read more