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%!

Read more below.

FIRST SUCCESS STORIES

(more to follow!)

Education through football
Slum Soccer, India

Education & dignity kits
Days for Girls, globally

Engaging government to scale up
ASCI & WASH United, India

Education through school clubs
ZanaAfrica, Kenya

Education for girls with disabilities
WaterAid, Nepal
and others

Educating girls in humanitarian settings
UNHCR

Education using digital games
Institute for Reproductive Health, Nepal

About “Action for Menstrual Hygiene Education”

“Action for Menstrual Hygiene Education” is an initiative by Menstrual Hygiene Day to catalyze advocacy, accountability and action on menstrual hygiene education, so that no girl is left behind because of her period.

Organisations working on education about menstruation and on menstrual hygiene (MH) have been requested to submit the number of girls educated in 2018, as well as projected goals for 2019 (if available).

The results are amazing!

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 – a year-to-year increase of 52%! 

This is significant progress, but more political will and especially much more investment is needed urgently to ensure that all girls have access to basic information about periods and how to manage them.

“Our goal was to create a first rough baseline on menstrual hygiene education,” says Thorsten Kiefer, founder and CEO of WASH United, the non-profit behind Menstrual Hygiene Day. “

The results of the survey now provide us and our partners with powerful new ammunition to advocate for more investment and to hold governments, donors, corporates and non-profits to account for more progress in 2020.” We are convinced that it is possible that by 2030 all girls are educated about periods and menstrual hygiene when they reach puberty. It’s time for action!

Why we focus on menstrual hygiene education

At present, the field of menstrual hygiene education is extremely fragmented. There are no overarching goals or commitments comparable to the SDGs that the entire sector works towards in a coordinated fashion and there is no joint monitoring of progress. This fragmentation of efforts makes it difficult to create the media attention and political will required to secure increased investment and action in the issue.

“Action for Menstrual Hygiene Education” aims to address this challenge.

If you have questions or suggestions, please write to info@menstrualhygieneday.org