Women Deliver 2023

A spotlight on menstrual health and hygiene (MHH)

The Women Deliver 2023 Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda is one of the largest and most relevant gender equality conferences in recent years. It brings together activists, decision-makers, civil society, and other stakeholders to discuss the most pressing gender equality issues of today. WASH United/the MH Day Int’l Secretariat will be on the ground in KIgali to work with partners across the MH Day movement to raise awareness for the relevance of MHH for other gender equality issues (including girls’ education, women’s economic empowerment, ending gender-based violence and SRHR) and advocate for more action and investment.

If you are in Kigali, pls come see us at booth Kivu 37-39 and join our events

Menstrual Hygiene Day:
Making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030

Today, millions of women and girls* around the world are stigmatised, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate.

It’s not acceptable that because of a natural bodily function women and girls continue to be prevented from getting an education, earning an income and fully and equally participating in everyday life.

While Menstrual Hygiene Day is on 28 May, our team and our partners work all year round to:

  • Break the taboos and end the stigma surrounding menstruation
  • Raise awareness about the challenges regarding access to menstrual products, education about menstruation and period-friendly sanitation facilities
  • Mobilise the funding required for action at scale

All of this contributes to our overarching goal: to build a world where no one is held back because they menstruate by 2030.

*We recognise that not everyone who menstruates identifies as a woman and that not all women menstruate


Join the global day of action

If we’re going to succeed in collectively creating a world where periods are a normal fact of life by 2030, commitment to both action and funding must remain high on the menstrual health and hygiene agenda. That’s why #WeAreCommitted will continue to be the overarching theme and hashtag of the 2023 campaign.

This year, we’ve introduced a new approach to our campaign materials focusing on flexibility. As well as providing ready-to-use materials, we’ve developed a set of over 50 icons, a whole new range of bracelets and a sticker-style logo that you can mix, match and combine to create your own MH Day materials. And, to better represent menstruation, we are using a bright and bold shade of blood red across our digital channels, in our materials and in our new logo.

Join us on 28 May. Let’s have a loud and powerful Menstrual Hygiene Day together!

The bracelet for individuals

Add your voice to the MH Day campaign using the Menstruation Bracelet

By wearing the bracelet, you’ll show that periods are nothing to hide, start conversations about menstruation and help push back taboos and stigma, one bracelet at a time.

Adding your voice to this campaign couldn’t be easier! All you need to do is share a photo of yourself online featuring a digital menstruation bracelet.

New MH Day logo

Use it like a sticker

Our new sticker-style logo is perfect to add to your own content. It’s easy to integrate to your campaigning materials and shows your support for the MH Day movement. Add it to photos, social media posts, presentations and much more. 

Mix, match and combine

MH Day 2023 campaign materials

Whether you prefer ready-to-use motifs or creating your own MH Day content, this year’s materials have everything you need for your campaigning!

If you’re short of time our ready-to-use motifs are perfect for you. Alternatively, you can create your own content and add a variety of elements that we have to offer. Choose from our sticker-style MH Day logo, over 50 illustrated icons or the updated Menstruation Bracelet, all of them can be easily added to your campaign content.

For media

Are you a journalist?

The Media Resources page has key information for journalists, including the 5 most important things to know about MH Day 2023 and much more. In addition, our experts are available for quotes, comments and interviews and we can put you in touch with our partners, if you need in-depth regional information.

2022 Impact Report

Packed full of data, campaign examples and insights

Collectively, we reached an incredible 687 million people through Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022! Together, our movement broke all previous MH Day records pushing back societal taboos and stigma and increasing the political relevance of the issue like never before! Find out how our movement achieved all of this and much more by reading the Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 Impact Report.

Motifs for education, stigma and products

Motifs for your areas of work

This year’s incredible campaign illustrations are ready for you to download now and cover themes including stigma, access to education and products. Each motif is available in different sizes for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There is white space for you to add your organisation’s logo. And each motif is available with a headline or in a blank version where you can include your own headline. Motifs with headline available in Arabic, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish – Hindi coming soon. This collection provides everything you need for your posts and tweets this Menstrual Hygiene Day and beyond.