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    Menstruation is a normal human process, a sign of good health and essential to reproduction. Yet in many places the monthly period puts a full stop in the lives of girls and women. They lack suitable and affordable sanitary products, face stigma and gender discrimination and endure avoidable health problems due to poor sanitation and taboos around discussing their needs.

    Initiated by the NGO WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) United, the first global Menstrual Hygiene Day was celebrated on 28 May around the world with exhibitions, film screenings, workshops and gatherings, all aimed at breaking the silence around menstruation.

    Menstrual Hygiene Day was created to publicly recognise the right of women to hygienically manage their menstruation wherever they are.

    Menstrual Hygiene Day confronts the stigmas attached to menstruation with collective advocacy, education and action.

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