Mentrual Hygiene Day 2021 - Call for stories of YOUR activities!

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Mentrual Hygiene Day 2021 - Call for stories of YOUR activities!

Dear SuSanA community,

It is less than a month until this years MH Day on May 28, so #ItsTimeForAction! Get ready and prepare your MH Day activities.

You might wonder, how to engage in MH Day activities?!

The answer is: It is easier than you might think!
Two days ago the SuSanA Secretariat invited Ina Jurga, International Coordinator Menstrual Hygiene Day from WASH United to share with us insights from the MH Day Secretariat. She presented the overarching narrative for the MH Day 2021, the materials YOU can use for your MH Day activities, such as the Menstruation Bracelett and the hashtags #MHDay2021 and #ItsTimeForAction and showed us, how easy it is to take part and engage on this years MH Day on May 28.



Also, we invite you to share your (social media) campaigns, resources, images, stories and planned activities for this years MH Day as well as 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 would you like to share?
- ...

Post your stories here in the Forum and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to read your MH Day story in the upcoming SuSanA Newsletter.

#ItsTimeForAction
#MHDay21

Best regards,
Finn 
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If someone is still pondering over how they, personally, can make a contribution to Menstrual Hygiene Day, here is a suggestion:

How about you help with improving three of the relevant Wikipedia articles? The most important three are: Each of those are in need of improvement such as:
  1. Update content and references
  2. Improve readability, making them easier to understand for everybody
  3. Add more images, e.g. from Vulvani's gallery  (those photos are already in Wikimedia Commons, so fast and easy to add).
  4. Ponder over using the term "menstruator" more (see my forum post about that here ).
  5. Streamline the content of the "menstruation" article with the content of the " menstrual cycle " article. The reason I say this is because the menstrual cycle article was recently reviewed and rewritten. It is now officially in perfect shape! But some content there is no longer in sync with content at menstruation. I've written about that here  on the Wikipedia talk page.
Interestingly, the article "menstrual cycle" is scheduled to get a small mention on the front page of Wikipedia on 28 May. I personally don't take any notice of the front page of Wikipedia but others do. A mention on the front page does result in a spike of view rates for mentioned articles. So that'll be nice for the topic of menstrual cycle.

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Elisabeth
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Dear All,

In light of the Menstrual Hygiene day that falls today, the African Women Sanitation Professional’s Network joined the rest of the world in celebrating this important day. In Zambia, the day was celebrated at the National Science Centre and was graced by the permanent secretary under the Ministry of General Education with other supporting partners from UNICEF, Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) and many others. This year’s theme was ‘Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene’ and the launch of “Standards and Guidelines for Reusable and Sanitary pads” was officially carried out at the event.
The African Women Sanitation Professionals Network (AWSPN-ZC) was in attendance of this great event and took the opportunity to share the network’s long term goal of increasing the number of women in the sanitation space and equip and advance
our prominence in the sector. The Permanent Secretary was pleased to learn of the network and how it is complementing the Ministry’s efforts in ending period poverty as there are few women in strategic roles in the WASH sector.
Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!
#ItsTimeForAction
#MHDay2021
#AWSPN
#WomenInSanitation

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Rosemary

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Dear all,
dear Rosemary,

I want to thank you all for your inputs, the presentations of your organisations, the inspiring stories you forwarded to us and all your engagement before, during and after MH Day 2021 on May 28th!
We at the SuSanA Secretariat were super happy to include the following organisations and initiatives in our ' SuSanA News - MH Day Edition - 2021 ': Anahat For Change Foundation, Days For Girls, Development Organisation of the Rural Poor (DORP), Dorcas Aid International Tanzania, FINISH Society, GIZ Gender Campaign, Global Initiative for Girls Rights Education and Empowerment, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners’ Alliance (Nepal), Project Red (TIIx), Real Relief, Regional Fit for School Program (Philippines), Sanitation for Millions Pakistan, Viva Con Agua, Vulvani, WASH United / Menstrual Hygiene Day Secretariat, WoMena and Young Water Solutions!

If you still want to see more, join the live stream of Studio MH Day on June 3rd on  www.menstrualhygieneday.org  (2.00-4.00pm CEST*) where they will look back and share MH Day activities from all over the world!

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Finn
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