The road to Menstrual Hygiene Day 28th May 2022 - Call for stories, experiences, and ideas!

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The road to Menstrual Hygiene Day 28th May 2022 - Call for stories, experiences, and ideas!

Dear SuSanA members and friends,
 
we want to invite you all to join the important global awareness campaign -  the Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022!
 
2022 is another important year for Menstrual Health and Hygiene and once again #ItsTimeForAction. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the menstruation-related challenges women and girls face around the world. As we’re starting to see the light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, we need to make sure that MHH receives the action and investment it deserves in the post-pandemic recovery.
 
With 28 May approaching fast, we at SuSanA would like to help you to make the most out of MH Day 2022 for your programmes and projects.
 
For that, we invite you to share your (social media) campaigns, resources, images, stories and planned activities for this years MH Day. We are also collecting your activities and experiences  from previous MH Days, because we want to share these stories with the SuSanA Community in the next MH Day special edition SuSanA Newsletter! So...
  • What was or will your MH Day activities be about?
  • What experiences did you make in the previous years?
  • Which lessons or ideas would you like to share?
Check out our previous forum threads on Mentrual Hygiene Day for inspiration:
 
Mentrual Hygiene Day on 28 May -What action did you take this year? - SuSanA Forum
Mentrual Hygiene Day 2021 - Call forstories of YOUR activities! - SuSanA Forum
 
Also, have a look at the campaigning materials YOU can use for your MH Day activities, such as the Menstruation Bracelet from the International MH Day Secretariat WASH United: https://menstrualhygieneday.org/
 
Feel free to share your stories, experiences and activities here in the Forum and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to include your MH Day story in the MH Day Newsletter Edition.
 
We are looking forward to exciting insights and your engagement! #MHDay22
 
Best regards,

Daphne
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Hey Daphne

How can an individual participate in this?

It seems to be more geared to an organization.

Please respond when can. Thanks!
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Hi Tanya,
Many thanks for reaching out to me! Also as an individual, you are more than welcome to pe part of the campaign and celebrate MH day with us- there are plenty of opportunities, events and activities coming up.
 
We are very curious about the experiences and ideas of our community, so feel free to share your thoughts on the following: 
 
  • Why is the topic Menstrual Health and Hygiene important to you?
  • What are your experiences with this topic in your context?
  • What have you learned and what ideas do you have for MH Day 2022?
Also feel free to share any interesting events, projects, reports, links, etc. that you have come across and would like to share with us and the community. If you have burning questions or comments, we also encourage you to share them on the forum to spark discussion among other members and to learn from each other.
 
You can also check out the official MH Day website MHDay | Global (menstrualhygieneday.org) and browse through their resource database and event calendar – stay tuned for upcoming activities for MH day 2022.
 
I am looking forward to see, read, learn and hear about all kinds of activities from our SuSanA members and partners that advocate for the importance of menstrual health and hygiene!
 
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Dear SuSanA partners and members,

we are once again planning a special SuSanA newsletter edition for the upcoming Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May and would like to include inspiring contributions from our SuSana partners and members who are active in the field of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH).
 
Therefore, if you would like to share your activities/initiatives/projects/publications etc. on MHH in our next SuSanA newsletter, please feel free to forward us the following information by the 16th of May to info@susana.org :
 
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- Brief text/description (max. 100 words)
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Looking forward to hearing from you!
 
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Re: The road to Mentrual Hygiene Day 2022 - Call for stories, experiences, and ideas!

Of course I'm not the best person to talk about menstruation.

But I have a question for you because I work on the valuation of urine for plants.

During menstruation, there will probably also be some blood or secretions collected.

I don't think it would be dangerous.

On the contrary, these residues would probably add iron and other fertilizing minerals.

What do you think ?

You can see the urinette on this link:  forum.susana.org/158-general-announcemen...-unisex-urinal#33515

The Urinette has already been tested by around 40 women in France.

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Dear Robert Cossette,
 
thank you for sharing your project and raising your question! There already seems to be some website articles out there that report on the use of menstrual blood for plants, but not much research. It would be very interesting to learn more about the benefits of using menstrual blood as a natural fertilizer, along with urine, and also learn more about the chemical/nutrient composition of menstrual blood.
 
If you make further experiences with this in your project, we would be happy if you would share them with the community.

Thank you! 

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Re: The road to Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 - Call for stories, experiences, and ideas!

Ok Super.

Can I send you some Urinette at the SUSANA office ?

Please contact me with your adress.

In France I just started selling initiation kits on our website.

sevellia.com/jardin-bricolage/kit-oriaz-...ne-fertilisante.html

My first idea for the Urinette design was Urine Fertilizer Recovery.

But the Urinette is also a practical solution for emergency situations or for women who lack access to toilets.

We pee 5 times a day and this part of the job can be privately resolved at low cost using a personnal Urinette.

The urinette can be used anywhere with just a privacy space.
The added Iron wil not be a problem because it adds minerals to the plants.

But I can not try it myself :-)


I will get some Urinette for your SUSANA team to test in Germany.



Cheers

Robert
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Dear Robert, 
kindly contact us directly via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your request. We will be happy to get in touch with you about the Urinette. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Hi Daphne,

Biomass Controls PBC is working to develop a safe disposal technology in partnership with Brown University. I posted an announcement in the MHH forum, here is the link:  forum.susana.org/24-menstrual-hygiene-ma...al-partnership#33554

We would be happy to share more information as we celebrate MH Day 2022!

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Dear Ali Weber, 

thanks for sharing your project and partnership on safe menstrual pad disposal with us!

We would be very happy for more information or outcomes from your project on this crucial topic and invite you to also contribute to the next version of our key SuSanA knowledge product: Menstrual Hygiene Management: Relevant, Intersectoral and on the Rise .

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Hi Daphne,

I would love to contribute. What is the best way to do so? Should I post information in the forum link you shared?

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Dear Ali, 

you are very welcome to share your materials under this  post  or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will gather all resources for an updated version of the publication  Menstrual Hygiene Management: Relevant, Intersectoral and on the Rise - Resources • SuSanA

We look forward to your contributions. 

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