We received submissions from over 300 organizations working in 134 countries! The full results will be released around MH Day, but here are our first stories about the great work being done for MH education around the world.


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) are requested to submit the number of girls educated in 2018, as well as projected goals for 2019 (if available).

Leading up to MH Day, we will celebrate the amazing work of participating organisations to educate girls on menstruation / menstrual hygiene.

The consolidated number of girls educated on menstrual hygiene around the world will also give us a first rough base-line we can use to advocate for more investment and action and hold donors, governments and ourselves accountable for progress.

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