Menstrual Hygiene Day events

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Events organised by Menstrual Hygiene Day supporters

24 - 25 May Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health

The African Coalition on Menstrual Health  (ACMH) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa have announced that the Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health, which will be held from 24-25 May 2023  from 1.30 – 5pm South Africa time virtually. The theme for this year is “Achieving menstrual justice through a grassroots and multisectoral approach.”

As the virtual follow-up of the previous symposium held in May 2021 in Johannesburg, the symposium will track the progress made thus far against the Call to Action in 2021. The symposium will be guided by panels of high-level leaders and champions, academicians, community-led developers, innovators, young leaders and private sectors among many others during the two-day conversations dedicated to menstrual health.

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Registration is limited. You can also join via Youtube once the event starts.>> Youtube livestream

21-29 May Tanzania National Coalition activities


Press release – a call to action

 21st May 2023

One week before the MH Day a press release will be made via the MoH Digital Media platform and will be picked up by Coalition Members and influencers


A one-week media engagement

From 21st -28th May, 2023

A talking note will be prepared to guide the speakers, a list of speakers will be drawn from MHH members at least 20 members, and a Media house with broad coverage/reach will be chosen. Free media services-Presentation will be made and if possible video and radio sports


Launching of sanitary pads vending machine

26th May 2023

The launching will be done by the Minister of Health on this day as it will be a working day where all the students will be readily available at Bunge Secondary School


To conduct National Dialogue on MHH, which will involve senior national-level officials

28th May 2023

The dialogue will involve key speakers from MoH, PORALG, MoFP, MoA, MoCDG and the Chair of each Pillar while the participants will be all the MHH members (250) and representatives from Ministries (100) and Institutions (TMDA, TBS, TRA, NIMR, IHI)


Launching of OKY App for Tanzania Girls developed by UNICEF.

28th May 2023

The launching will be done by Hon Minister for Health on MH Day after giving her speech prior to National Dialogue. It is a period-tracking app tailored for girls in Tanzania. The displays of App will be provided during the dialogue session.


Diagnostics and medical Consultation on Menstrual Cramps. To celebrate the commemoration by offering management to women and girls with menstrual challenges.

28th May 2023

Specialized health personnel will be involved and women and girls with challenges can consult them. At least 20 health personnel will be involved each of whom will attend 50 clients making a total of 1000.A special avenue to allow privacy has to be decided


TOT to Matrons on Menstrual Cramp First Aid service to school girls from 8  district councils in Dodoma Region.

29th May 2023

At least 3 health teachers in primary of each council will be chosen to attend a one-day training. The facilitators will be the specialized health personnel who were involved in attending women and girls with challenges in MH Day TOTs will also be invited to attend the dialogue


Conduct Annual General Meeting – AGM of Tanzania MHH Coalition

29 May 2023

The meeting will be attended by Coalition Members with the agenda of reviewing the previously agreed actions.

31 May - The power of collective action on MHH by GMC and MH Hub

A vibrant community of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) networks are working tirelessly to make menstrual equity a reality in their regions and countries. The Global Menstrual Collective (GMC) and  MH Hub are bringing together powerful networks from Africa, the Pacific, South Asia, and beyond to learn from the collective experience of Tanzania, East Africa and Nepal feat. a special guest for reflections.

Together we believe that joint advocacy, evidence-generation, and cross-learning can strengthen a global movement for MHH for all!

Join us for our first fireside chat on 31 May, 2023.
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Events organised by the Menstrual Hygiene Day partners

After inaugurating Columbia University’s first-ever sustainable period product box, we will officially set up the box to counter rampant period poverty on campus! The event will feature a tour of the box, the products available, the process of taking the products/ requesting a product, and the procedure for borrowing heating pads from the administration office […]

This year CouldYou? will be doing 15 community events in 10 countries (Cape Verde, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, USA and Nigeria). We will distribute 5000 menstrual cups and provide health education to over 10,000 people. In addition, we will have 7 TV slots, 8 radio slots and 2 Billboard campaigns. #We Are […]

220 girls from delhi and 200 girls from Nagpur would be playing football tournament to create awareness and safe space to talk about menstruation on 14th, 15th & 28th May, 2023. There would be also various other games played in Nagpur like Volleyball, Kabadi & Athletics along with football to raise more awareness on periods […]

Form the very first edition in 2014 Period! Magazine supports Menstrual Hygiene Day with a series of blogposts on both the Dutch and English edition and with feeds on our Facebook pages, Instagram and Twitter.

The Hackathon invite school college students to find innovations in menstrual hygiene so as to make the lives of menstruating girls and women easier in society

Queen of Your Game aims to empower Ivorian and Ethiopian female athletes by hosting educational and fun workshops and distributing 3,000 menstrual cups which can enable them to compete without limitations. Noble Cup is an affordable, comfortable, leak-free, odor-free, time and water saving hygienic product. May 28 is MHM Day, we are taking the month […]

The MenstruWeek celebrates menstruation from May 15th to May 20th by offering different speaker sessions and workshops around the topic of period equity and poverty in the city of Utrecht. We aim to invite people to engage and think about the topic as well as offering a platform to inspire and exchange ideas about ending […]

Rôle de la communauté dans la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle dans nos écoles.

We will cover rural schools in India including KTGS covering 500 students youth.We will organise lecture, art competitions, story telling etc during the campaign besides distributing sanitary napkin and cups.