USAID is committed to ensuring all menstruators can safely engage in all facets of their lives with dignity and confidence.
This year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day theme is #WeAreCommitted, shifting from calling for action to leading by example. USAID is committing to action by launching our Agency-wide approach to menstrual health and hygiene.
Approximately 500 million people worldwide face barriers to managing their menstruation in a safe, healthy, and dignified manner due to poor access to menstrual health and hygiene resources, and stigma around menstruation, among other factors. Because challenges are most acute in low- and middle-income countries, USAID has an opportunity to have a whole-of-Agency impact. That’s why we, as Agency leaders working in and across multiple sectors, are committed to promoting menstrual equity for all.
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