The Menstruation Bracelet

A Global Symbol for Menstruation

The Menstruation Bracelet is a global symbol for menstruation created by MH Day. It stands for our joint commitment to create a world, by 2030, where no woman or girl is kept from realising her full potential because she menstruates. A world where menstruation is just a normal fact of life.

The Menstruation Bracelet action

Add your voice to end period stigma!

Join the Menstruation Bracelet action now. Take an image of yourself wearing the bracelet and publish it on your social channels. By wearing the bracelet, you show that periods are nothing to hide and help to end period stigma. You can also add a call to action or even a commitment to your post and don’t forget to include MH Day hashtags: #MHDay2021 #ItsTimeForAction

How to get your bracelet

It’s super simple to integrate a bracelet into an image of yourself, there’s no need to make a physical version! You can just use a digital version of the bracelet. Just download the brand new PNGs or animated GIFs we have created for the 2021 campaign and integrate your favourite one into your own images with any graphic tool of your choice. We recommend Canva as it’s free and easy to use! The GIFs are especially made for Instagram and Twitter stories. They are also available as stickers for Instagram stories or on GIPHY by searching for MHDay. If you are new to Instagram stories, then please download the how-to guide.

If you don’t want to take a picture of yourself, then you can also use one of our beautiful bracelet illustrations made by artists or our short bracelet video.

For our DIY-lovers: You can use our template to create a physical bracelet made of paper (super easy) and take a picture of you wearing the bracelet. Of course, you can also create physical bracelets from other materials, just get creative.

From your organisation’s staff to decision makers

What organizations and MH Day partners can do

As an organization or MH Day partner you can also participate in the Menstruation Bracelet action. Use the bracelet to engage with the different target audiences mentioned below. You can choose to engage only one or multiple of the below target audiences – whatever works best for you!

1) Engage your organisation's staff

What you can do (on your organisation’s channels):

Ask staff to take an image wearing the bracelet (the bracelet could be physical or digital. More about the different versions above).

Collect and post the images in one or several posts. Include the MH Day hashtags, so we can find it.

Add a call to action to your post, e.g. call for more action and investments for MHH education.

Tips: To motivate staff to set a target (e.g. 20 pictures).

2) Engage your organisation's leadership

What you can do (on your organisation’s channels):

Ask your organisation’s leadership to take an image wearing the bracelet (the bracelet could be physical or digital, more above).

Include the image in the post with other staff and/or post it separately, always incl. MH Day hashtags so we can find it.

Ask your organisation’s leadership to add a call to action or – if possible – make a commitment to action.

3) Engage followers & influencers

What you can do:

Ask your social media followers to take an image with the bracelet and post it on their social media channels (the bracelet could be physical or digital, more above).

Ask followers to include MH Day hashtags.

Engage influencers by asking them to join the action and activate their followers.

4) Engage political decision makers

What you can do:

Ask decision makers to take an image with the bracelet and to publish it on their own channels, incl. MH Day hashtags (the bracelet could be physical or digital, more above).

You can then amplify their posts on your channels.

If possible, ask decision makers to make a commitment to action or investment in MHH.

Tips: Getting decision makers to make a commitment on MHH may take time. Keep pushing every year!

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