May 28, 2017

“May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day, an annual awareness day that aims to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and adolescent girls worldwide.

t was initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2014. Menstrual Hygiene Day has received the support of over 270 global partners who are committed to making good menstrual health and hygiene a priority worldwide.

The day complements other important days of the year in relationship to sanitation and hygiene such as 15 October for Global Handwashing Day or 19 November for World Toilet Day.

May 28 was chosen for its symbolism since May is the 5th month of the year and most women average 5 days every month and their cycle is approximately 28 days.”

This post is quoted from Wikipedia.

This logo for Menstrual Hygiene Day was created by WASH United and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

05-28-17

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