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In Uganda, actors celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day by calling upon father figures to support menstruating girls.

Participants from over 25 countries learned how WSSCC breaks the silence on MHM at the Women Deliver conference 2016.

This blog was written by Kiran Gandhi, gender equality activist and musician,  and John Harvey, Senior Project Implementation and Communications Officer, Binti LLP. In April 2015, I ran the London Marathon bleeding-freely on the first day of my period in order to raise awareness about period stigma around the world. Many here in the western hemisphere don’t believe […]

SCA and WSSCC have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world.

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Bringing the Dirty Bloody Linen Out of the Closet – Menstrual Hyg...

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Regular menstruation signals a woman’s health and fertility. Yet, menstruation is surrounded by shame, secrecy, embarrassment, fear, humiliation, silence, taboo, and stigma. Linked to this taboo, many cultural and religious norms often grounded in patriarchal assumptions seek to prevent contact with menstruating women and girls in order to avoid ‘contamination’ or ‘becoming impure’. Against this background, this article explores challenges for menstrual hygiene at the practical and policy level. It examines how menstrual hygiene is situated in the human rights framework, in particular gender equality, how menstrual hygiene can be defined in human rights terms and how using the framework of human rights and substantive equality may contribute to giving menstrual hygiene greater visibility and prioritizing the development of appropriate strategies and solutions.