Menstrual Hygiene Day helps to enable women and girls around the world to achieve their full potential without menstruation becoming a problem. It is observed on May 28 every year. It aims to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene and curb taboos associated with menstruation. This day
The statistic of the menstruation-related problem in India is not less than a nightmare. As per statistic, 88% of the girls and women use unsafe material. Over 66% of girls don’t know of menstruation before their first period and the same percentage of women manage menstruation without toilets.
Menstrual Hygiene Day theme
This year the theme for Menstrual Hygiene day is “It’s Time for Action” and it clearly indicates the urge to do something of this public health issue. The theme highlights how improved menstrual hygiene and facilities can help empower women and girls around the world. This won’t only improve the lives of the women but also helps women to unlock their economic and educational opportunities.
Menstrual Hygiene Day Significance
Menstrual Hygiene Day holds a great significance in terms if improving the condition of most women who have live poor circumstances due to a lack in basic sanitation facilities for young girls and women of menstruation age. A study of 2015 conducted in India found that as many as 42% of the women who participated in the study did not know about the sanitary pads.
Objective of Menstrual Hygiene Day
- To spread awareness about the problems faced by the women and girls during menstruation and also to find a solution for the same
- To discuss innovative solutions to address the challenges faced during menstruation.
- To bring the women and organizations working towards women issues together on a national and local level
- To actively advocate for the integration of menstrual health management into global, national and local policies and programs.