Every day girls around the world still face insurmountable challenges related to their period. 250 million girls in low- and middle-income communities don’t have access to menstrual supplies. In places like India, some women are forced to line their underwear with leaves, soil and even ash. Nearly one-third of women have no access to a safe toilet, leaving them vulnerable during their periods. (WaterAid, 2012)
In addition to a lack of supplies, women who menstruate have long been taught to be ashamed or keep quiet about their periods for many reasons. Many studies have shown that each of these issues negatively affect girls’ educational and economic opportunities.
May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day (#MHDay2019), and we are encouraging you to help us create awareness for the overwhelming challenges girls are facing. Together, we can help stop the stigma and empower girls to overcome these issues so they can thrive.
Click and save the below image and share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MHDay2019. Together, we can pave the way for a brighter future for all girls and women around the world.