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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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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

COVIDPeriods is a webinar organized by Bihar Youth For Child Rights which is a group of adolescents working from more than one year for Children, adolescents and Youth. The main aim of organizing webinar is to bring adolescents on a platform where they can openly talk about challenges, problems, myths, taboos, hesitation, their story of […]

Live Right Ghana seeks to use the airwaves to sensitize the Bonsu Nkwanta community in the western north district (in Ghana) on how women can effectively handle their menstrual issues in the wake of the coronavirus. Since most families are staying at home, women may lack the privacy to change pads which hinders their promotion […]

The focus of United Sisters Foundation (USF) work is Women Matter(s). One of our flagship project is Swavalamban- Sustainable Menstrual Hygiene Management. On the MH Day, we are organising a online Tambola. The proceedings from the event will be used to provide reusable cloth pads, a menstrual hygiene material for women. The Tambola is hosted […]

Stitch-A-Pad is a campaign designed to address period poverty; however, it also targets people who can afford to buy menstrual products. In a way, it encourages you to save money, reduce the use of disposable products (tampons and Pads), and relieves irritation to the body. Join us on Thursday, May 28th, as we do a […]

In a build up to the commemoration of this year’s MHD, Bridge for Equity seeks to organise a convergence of 50-100 stakeholders, advocates, partner organizations, emerging leaders, gender activists, men and women alike for a virtual conversation. The event outcome is intended to offer an opportunity to actively advocate for the integration of menstrual hygiene […]

The ability to access good quality menstrual products and comprehensive education about the menstrual cycle are the foundation for a comfortable and shame-free experience of periods. However, this is not the reality for many girls and women living in lower-income families, or in prison, or homeless. Yes, even in a country like the Netherlands. This […]