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Featured web events from the MH Day movement


Introducing Studio MH Day!

On 28 May, we’re going to bring the MH Day movement closer together than ever by organising Studio MH Day – the first official MH Day live broadcast! Hosted by Ina and Thorsten from your MH Day Secretariat/WASH United, Studio MH Day will feature highlights from MH Day activities around the world, conversations with national coalitions, decision-makers, activists, researchers and funders, as well as regular social media updates.

Studio MH Day will consist of three regional spotlight sessions:

Spotlight on Asia-Pacific:
18:30-20:30 AUS, 14:00-16:00 IST, 10:30-12:30 CET, 04:30-06:30 EST, 01:30-03:30 PST
Spotlight on Africa and Europe:
22:00-00:30 AUS, 17:30-20:30 IST, 14:00-16:30 CET, 08:00-10:30 EST, 05:00-07:30 PST
Spotlight on the Americas:
04:00-06:00 AUS [on 29-5], 23:30-01:30 IST, 20:00-22:00 CET, 14:00-16:00 EST, 11:00-13:00 PST

UPDATE:  Watch recording of the 3 spotlight sessions here!

20.05. CanWaCH
Menstrual Hygiene in Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

In collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, AFRIpads and Period Promises, this panel session will focus on menstrual hygiene in fragile and humanitarian contexts.

Update: webinar recording

21.05. UNICEF: MHM Virtual Conference

The 8th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools provides an opportunity to share the latest research and programming from around the world. The virtual conference is expected to bring together online over 1,000 participants from around the world.

This year’s theme, Innovation in MHM: Putting Girls at the Center, aims to highlight national examples of programs that found new ways to identify and address barriers to safe and dignified MHM for girls in schools. Apart from innovations in products, services and facilities, this also includes novel, inclusive ways to end menstrual stigma and empower girls with knowledge and skills to manage their menstruation.

UPDATE: Recording and presentations can be accessed here:

26.05. PSI, The Case For Her, Global Menstrual Collective

Join Population Services International, PSI-Europe, The Case for Her and The Global Menstrual Collective for an interactive webinar on why funders and practitioners should invest in a cross-sectoral approach to addressing menstrual health. Through three case studies, our panelists will share best practices and lessons learned by exploring the impact and effectiveness of these programs. The presentations will be followed by a guided discussion with panel members and a Q&A session.

Update: recording and presentation can be accessed here


A few highlights from the panelists 

  • “Menstrual health programming and education contributes to a 360 degree approach to looking at the totality of adolescent girls and is incredibly important.” – Kumbirai Chatora, Marketing Director of PSI/Zimbabwe 
  • “Managing menstruation is a gender equity issue, and we agree. With access to appropriate menstrual hygiene products we saw an increase in mobility, confidence and participation in social capital building activities” – Audrey Anderson Duckett, COO, Be Girl 
  • “Investing in partnership is key to successful integration for MH and the delivery of more comprehensive programming that meets the needs of adolescent girls.” – Thérèse Mahon, Regional Programme Manager South Asia, WaterAid 

For any inquiries, please reach out to Odette Hekster ( and Stephanie Kim (


27.05. African Coalition for MHM, Days for Girls

Menstrual Health response to Covid-19 Pandemic in Africa- What have we learned?

Wednesday 27 May at 2:00pm SAST

Hosted & Moderated ByDr Julitta Onabanjo – Acting DeputyExecutive Director (Programme), UNFPA


Highlight Report

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28.05 U-Report poll - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
MH Day U-Report poll – Thursday 28 May 11am to 5pm GMT and Friday, 29 May

WAGGGS will launch a U-Report Poll to learn more about young people’s experiences when it comes to menstruation, particularly given COVID-19.

Here is how to join:

  • Search U-Report Global on your Facebook Messenger
  • Write and send the letters “MHD” to start the poll
  • Answer the questions and make your voice heard!

On 29 May, there will be a girl-led live chatbox to ask questions on the U-Report poll, supported by WASH United. Participation is 100% anonymous.

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Join us on Menstrual Hygiene Day for a conversation about the global menstrual equity movement featuring period poverty activists from around the world. Together we will celebrate recent achievements and discuss how to overcome new challenges. Our discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Snow, Director, Pandora’s Box with an opportunity for audience questions at the […]

WSSCC, India Support Unit is conducting a webinar on the 28th May 2020 with UN agencies, Development Partners, Government, Country Members, Sector Experts, and Voices from the field. The theme of the webinar is “Menstrual Health and Hygiene: During COVID 19” OBJECTIVES • To understand how the coronavirus pandemic impacted the provision of menstrual hygiene, […]

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Periods don’t stop for Pandemics and neither will we!! On this Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020, we are organizing online workshops to raise awareness about the challenges women and girls are facing during this difficult time and to highlight possible solutions so that they can manage their menstruation in a hygienic way! #MHDAY2020 #periodsinpandemics

It’s an online spoken word contest for females13-25 years on the theme: Period Unhindered. We hope to create awareness on period poverty, call to action the need for support for menstrual hygiene material at subsidized or zero cost for the under 18 in rural spaces

How do we define “periods”? What does it mean to destigmatize them? Join us online to listen to a lecture by Period@Tokyo and participate in a discussion about what we can do now to end period stigma by 2030! This is an online event in collaboration with Period@ Tokyo Even under covid-19, events by the […]

Menstruation is a phenomenon unique to females. Adolescent girls constitute a vulnerable group, particularly in India where female child is a neglected one. Menstruation and menstrual practices, still clouded by taboos and socio-cultural restrictions, is regarded as something unclean or dirty in our Indian society, resulting in adolescent girls remaining ignorant of the scientific facts […]

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