There is growing recognition of the importance of improving menstrual health and hygiene to the quality of life and well-being of people who menstruate. Yet this has not been met with a corresponding increase in the investment needed to comprehensively address menstrual health and hygiene for all.
The Global Menstrual Collective includes representatives from UN organizations, academia, government, funders, private sector, existing coalitions, advocacy groups, youth focused organizations, faith-based groups, independent consultants and international non-governmental organizations. Members represent different sectors relevant to menstrual health and hygiene include water, sanitation and hygiene; sexual and reproductive health and rights; youth; gender and those focused on menstrual health and hygiene.
WASH United is part of the Core Group and leads the Advocacy Group to support collective action for more evidence-based investment.