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, my team & I tried to break the taboos and end the stigma surrounding menstruation. The event is conducted to raise awareness about the challenges regarding access to menstrual products, education about menstruation and period-friendly sanitation facilities. All of this contributes to our overarching goal: to build a world where no one is held back because they menstruate by 2030.