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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: It’s Time for Action

by Public Health Update

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: It’s Time for Action

#MHDay2019 #ItsTimeForAction #NoMoreLimits #MHDAY2019

Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on March 28. Menstrual Hygiene (MH) Day is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government agencies, private sector organisations, individuals and the media to promote good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for all women and girls. MH Day was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013. MH Day takes takes place on 28 May because the average duration of the menstrual cycle is 28 days and, on average, women and girls bleed for 5 days per month. 

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.

MH Day:

  • breaks the silence, raises awareness and changes negative social norms around MHM, and
  • engages decision-makers to increase the political priority and catalyse action for MHM, at global, national and local levels.

Theme for 2019: It’s Time for Action


Right to Passage | Mindset Matters in Menstruation

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018 #NoMoreLimits

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