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Menstrual Health Day!

#MHDay is an important day to raise awareness and dismantle stigmas around menstruation and menstrual health!

More than 800 million people menstruate daily. Most of the women and girls do not have access to menstrual hygiene products to use when on their periods. They cannot afford the necessary products because of the taxes.

Most of the girls don’t have accurate understanding of menstruation although it is a perfectly normal and healthy part of their lives. They feel ashamed, worried, embarrassed because of the stigma around menstruation.

Menstruation related challenges result in women and girls being denied their basic human rights. We need to take intersectionality into consideration when we talk about menstrual hygiene. Disabled, imprisoned, poor, immigrant and trans people have periods too and no one should be held back because they menstruate!

  • Menstrual products are basic necessities and should be affordable for every one.

  • Period taxes are discriminatory and perpetuate gender inequality!

  • Menstrual stigma supports the inequality already embodied in our society. It causes mental health issues with "period shame".

  • Because of the taboos surrounding menstruation in many parts of the world, there is a lack of health education resources available to people about the menstrual cycle.


Collective advocacy and campaigning will help us dismantling the stigma around menstrual health. Together we can all speak up, and end the negative social norms around periods and menstrual health!

Resources:

https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/fast-facts-nine-things-you-didnt-know-about-menstruation

https://pha.berkeley.edu/2018/06/05/menstruation-stigma-must-stop-period/



#MHDay2021 #ItsTimeForAction #PeriodTax #endperiodpoverty #menstrualhealthday #menstrualhygieneday#NoMoreLimits #menstruationmatters #periodsarenormal #periodswithoutshame #earlyeducation #breakthesilence #breakthestigm

#noperiodshame #womenempowerment #girlpower #feminism #femininehygiene







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