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Featured web events from the MH Day movement

28.05. #STUDIOMHDAY


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 https://youtu.be/MtZRZ42jQ2E

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: https://www.mhmvirtualconference.com/presenters

https://www.mhmvirtualconference.com/

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 https://www.psi.org/2020/06/making-the-case-for-menstrual-health-lessons-from-the-field/

 

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 (ohekster@psi.org) and Stephanie Kim (skim@psi.org).

 

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

Update:
Recordings https://youtu.be/1whCftgyh0w

Highlight Report

Presentation FSG , Presentation RHSC

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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The inclusive empowerment and mentorship conference for girls on menstrual hygiene management.The aim of the conference is to promote menstrual hygiene management, understand the challenges girls face due to menstruation; describe factors which influence girls’ experiences during menstruation; and present recommendations to create a supportive community/school environment for adolescent/young girls in Bamenda. This will provide […]


The event is scheduled to take place in Ungwan Romi community, Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. Participants will be trained on how to manage their Menstruation in a dignified manner, learning that menstruation is as normal as every other biological process and isn’t something to be embarrassed or ashamed about.


At HER Pakistan, we believe that including male allies from the community in menstrual health conversations is vital to achieve our shared goal. Menstrual equity is everyone’s right. This #MHDay2021, HER Pakistan is engaging men and boys to champion to end retrogressive cultures like period shaming and speak openly about menstruation. By working with boys […]


On the occasion of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, which this year is dedicated to “More Action and Investment in Menstrual Health and Hygiene now!”, Young Feminist Europe is excited to invite you all to the event “Period Poverty in Europe #ItsTimeForAction”, on 2nd June at 19h00-20h30 CEST. This online event is co-organised with Neighbourhood Feminists, […]


Pink Africa Foundation took to the streets on the main campus of the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River state , Nigeria with a Vox pop on Menses, the need for adequate hygiene, why pads should be subsidized or given out for free and also had the Men air their views on Menstruation Matters.


Young girls and teenagers in Karamoja Uganda continue to suffer with the stigma and discrimination around their menstrual cycles and it’s a serious barrier to the realisation of young girls and teenagers sexual reproductive health rights. Distribution of pads, training on how to make reusable sanitary pads for sustainability in fighting against menstrual poverty. Mountain […]


As part of it’s campaign to raise awareness about the improper disposal of menstrual waste and how it has professional implications for sanitation workers, The Red Lotus distributes मैं – “me” in Hindi – in local communities for menstruators to use. These packets, made of recycled newspaper, helps sanitation workers to discern menstrual waste from […]


On June 12-13, we will be reclaiming indigenous practices to celebrate our moon cycles. We have 11 live sessions from various indigenous practitioners, educators, and advocates. Through our research, we have discovered that many indigenous cultures have very similar menstrual practices with an emphasis on slowing down and practicing self care during our menstrual cycles. […]

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