Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

Hygiene Club members in Mingkaman, South Sudan, clean their new school latrine, which was built with support from USAID’s PROPEL project.   Credit: Global Communities

Poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around the world. As a result, millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential.

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) brings together non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media, and individuals to advocate for and promote the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM). WASH United organized the first MH Day in 2014 to raise awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges, including through media work. 

Come back soon to this page or visit the main MH Day site for more information: http://menstrualhygieneday.org/. To view more resources on Globalwaters.org, visit the Menstrual Hygiene collection page: https://www.globalwaters.org/menstrual-hygiene.