Dear SuSanA Members and Partners,
Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day! Menstrual Hygiene (MH) Day takes place every year on May 28 – a date which was not picked randomly. The number 28 stands for the average number of days in a menstruation cycle and the number five for the average number of days of the actual menstruation.
This year MH Day attempts to raise additional awareness and increase visibility for the cause of adequate menstrual health and hygiene for all women and girls by posting selfies on social media showing us wearing a menstruation bracelet. Similar to the red ribbon in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the bracelet is supposed to turn into a global symbol for menstruation. By wearing the menstruation bracelet, you show your support for this important cause. So, put on your bracelet, virtually or in real life, snap a selfie and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We can’t wait to see you!
Many SuSanA partners are working around the globe towards ending the stigmatisation of menstrual hygiene. We are very happy to present you a few news and snapshots of their activities.
We have also noticed that some of our politicians have started to take action on the topic of Menstrual Hygiene. In the Philippines, the Ministry of Education hosted a webinar on Menstrual Hygiene with more than 2,500 participants. In Germany, more than 30 Members of Parliament will post their selfie wearing a Menstruation Bracelet today. We hope more will follow!
Enjoy exploring this special edition of our SuSanA news and join the Social Media Campaign around the MH Day 2020!
Your SuSanA Secretariat