Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated annually on the 28th May worldwide, to raise awareness, open discussions and highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management. This year the day is being celebrated under the theme, ‘It’s Time for Action’.
The social stigmas and taboos surrounding menstruation often prevent women and girls from attending work and school. Even when they do attend while menstruating, the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products, lack of sanitation infrastructure such as private toilets and handwashing facilities, and lack of menstrual hygiene education can prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential in the classroom, in the workplace, and at home.
On social media, please use the campaign hashtags #ItsTimeForAction and #MHDAY2021