Menstrual hygiene management (MHM)

World Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28
Aimed at breaking myths and taboos surrounding menstruation, May 28 is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day across the world. Though insufficient data plagues policy formulation, decentralised studies in many...
For centuries, women have fashioned receptacles from locally available absorbants to soak up menstrual discharge. Softened papyrus was used by women in ancient Egypt, while in other parts, materials like wool, paper, vegetable fiber, grass, animal skin, and moss were used to create makeshift tampons and pads [1]. However, over the years, unfounded fears, social taboos and misconceptions have...

He wore pads, he figured out how to make them, and he's given rise to social enterprises around making biodegradable pads. Meet the 'Pad Piper' in this film by the same name.

Authored by: Manu Moudgil

Image courtesy: 'The Pad Piper'...

India’s communal fabric is one characterized by immense diversity of practices and belief systems. Local history, environment and culture sculp the way people behave, both as individuals as well as a community as a whole.

Urmila heads ‘Breaking the Silence’, a global campaign on menstrual hygiene management. Interacting with women across regions and age brackets is part of what she does...

May 28th is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day annually across the globe to raise awareness and break the silence around menstruation and menstrual hygiene management.

As part of the celebrations, WASH United, along with its partners organizes several events across continents. Here's a list of all the action in India.

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