Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Menstrual hygiene day (MHD) is an annual awareness day observed on 28 May to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management. The day aims to bring together government, non-governmental organisations, individuals, the private sector, civil society, as well as the media to promote good menstrual health and hygiene management. It also aims to break stigmas that exist around women and young girls experiencing their menstrual cycle.


The Sex Rights Africa Network has been focusing on the South African Sanitary Dignity Framework over the past 5 days, in order to clarify and summarise it.

You can download the five infographics below:
Risks of poor MHM

What is the sanitary dignity framework?

What is the aim of the Sanitary Dignity Framework?

What are the objectives of the Sanitery Dignity Framework?

Who should be involved?


Other activities:

View the MHDay livestreams here - the themes are:

Spotlight on Asia-Pacific:
18:30-20:30 AUS, 14:00-16:00 IST, 10:30-12:30 CET, 04:30-06:30 EST, 01:30-03:30 PST
Spotlight on Africa and Europe:
22:00-00:30 AUS, 17:30-20:30 IST, 14:00-16:30 CET, 08:00-10:30 EST, 05:00-07:30 PST
Spotlight on the Americas:
04:00-06:00 AUS [on 29-5], 23:30-01:30 IST, 20:00-22:00 CET, 14:00-16:00 EST, 11:00-13:00 PST

Take the MH Survey here

Periods don't stop for pandemics!