Every year on May 28th we proudly celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day, a global call to action to raise awareness about the fundamental role that menstrual health management plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.
This year's #mhd2017 theme was all about the importance of menstrual health education and breaking the period taboo. With the recent launch of our new menstrual and reproductive health magazine, Nia Teen, we could not have been more excited!
This #mhd2017 may be over, but check out this year's highlights below and scroll down to see how you can help us to continue to smash the shame for the rest of 2017!
Thank you for helping adolescent girls understand their body and rights, so they can step BOLDLY into the promise of their future!
#mhd2017 highlights from New york & Kenya!
From left to right:
- New York's #mhd2017 incredible panel of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) pioneers including New York State Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal and representatives from WASH United, Huru International, Toni the Tampon, BU Period & more!
- Amazing girls in Kilifi, Kenya celebrating #mhd2017
- Our Communications & Development Associate, Linda Curran, in her PERIOD. T signing the Pledge to the Global Menstrual Hygiene Alliance to work to make MHM a right for women and girls everywhere by 2030!
- At a primary school in Kilifi County, Kenya where ZanaAfrica joined hands with DSW, the Kenya Red Cross Society and the Kilifi County government to mark and celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017