Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global advocacy platform that brings together non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to promote good menstrual health and hygiene. More specifically, Menstrual Hygiene Day:

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

Poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education, 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 prevented from reaching their full potential.

Find out more about Menstrual Hygiene Day here.