Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to promote good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for all women and girls. More specifically, 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.
A lack of access to menstrual hygiene products (these are not covered by SNAP benefits) causes menstruators to miss work and school every month. This affects their educational opportunities and their lifelong earning potential. It also saps dignity. Yet there is such a taboo around the subject that we are only beginning to have conversations about this basic need in a public, gender-free way.
RISE is working with other local organizations to create an event for this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day and will post updates here and on Facebook when they’re available.