Menstrual Hygiene Day: Making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030
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, our team and our partners work all year round to:
- Break the taboos and end the stigma surrounding menstruation
- Raise awareness about the challenges regarding access to menstrual products, education about menstruation and period-friendly sanitation facilities
- Mobilise the funding required for action at scale
All of this contributes to our overarching goal: to build a world where no one is held back because they menstruate by 2030.
Join the global day of action.
*We recognise that not everyone who menstruates identifies as a woman and that not all women menstruate
2022 Impact Report
Packed full of data, campaign examples and insights
Collectively, we reached an incredible 687 million people through Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022! Together, our movement broke all previous MH Day records pushing back societal taboos and stigma and increasing the political relevance of the issue like never before! Find out how our movement achieved all of this and much more by reading the Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 Impact Report.
Five most important things about MH Day
If you are a journalist, here are the five most important things you absolutely need to know about Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022.
The Menstruation Bracelet
Use the digital Menstruation Bracelet to make a statement against period stigma
The Menstruation Bracelet is a simple yet powerful symbol for menstruation. By including it in your social media images, you can show that periods are nothing to hide and help tackle period stigma, one post at a time. The bracelet is available as static or animated cut-out in a variety of colours and shapes. As well as the traditional circle shape which you can place around your wrist, you can find it in heart, star, moon-shapes and much more.
A strong partnership:
MH Day is powered by more than 800 MH Day partner organizations who drive advocacy and action for MHM all around the world.
We thank the following key partners and supporters for helping to make MH Day happen:
Find out more about MHM and MH Day
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global platform that brings together non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to catalyze advocacy and action towards a world where no one is held back because they menstruate by 2030.
Menstruation matters to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While there is no specific SDG goal or indicator on MHM, this infographic shows how MHM is relevant to different SDGs. Use and share this infographic to advocate for more attention to MHM.
MHM and human rights
“Understanding menstrual hygiene management and human rights” is a practictioner’s guide on the interlinkages between MHM and human rights by Human Rights Watch and WASH United.
The latest on MHH
News, event announcements, new reports and much more…
Les invitamos a participar en este webinar auspiciado por WASH United y el ForoLAC donde se expondrá la situación global y los hallazgos de la investigación realizada por WASH United sobre los cambios de precios y campañas para eliminar los impuestos a la...
WASH United has applied the philosophy of open access and collective impact that is behind Menstrual Hygiene Day to the field of MHM education.The result: a website through which any organisation or individual can access the MHM Education Guide, a ground-breaking new...
Key insights from a session organized by Days for Girls, WASH United, MIET Africa in collaboration with the Global Menstrual Collective, on June 29, 2021, as part of the Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series hosted by the Self-Care Trailblazer Group and the White...
Generation Equality Forum Countdown Event: Investing in menstruation is investing in gender equality
WASH United / MH Day co-hosted together with the Global Menstrual Collective an official countdown event to the Generation Equality Forum on June 29, 2021. The session highlighted why menstrual health and hygiene is critical to gender equality and how investment in...
The event, organized by the African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management (ACMHM) with UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recognized progress from the first symposium in 2018 with menstrual health policies rolled out across the...
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, UNICEF Pakistan was unable to conduct activities on the ground to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) 2020. But engaging with Pakistani sportswomen and sharing positive messages via social media has been a hugely successful pathway...