A Menstrual Hygiene Day Giveaway
Half of the global population menstruates. It’s a normal biological function that ensures the continuation of the human species. And yet …
- Many people still lack access to affordable and hygienic menstrual products, so they resort to unhygienic materials which leads to an increase in reproductive tract infections.
- Girls in developing countries miss up to 5 days of school a month when they menstruate. In a study from Nepal 41% girls reported missing school during their menstruation.
- Taboos and myths related to menstruation often portray women and girls as inferior to men and boys.
2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. Women and girls are particularly affected when facilities do not ensure privacy and hygiene.
- The average North American woman will use and throw away about 13,000 tampons and pads in her lifetime.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?!
Talk about it! It’s that easy. Taboos are broken when discussions break free from secrecy and whispers and become a normal part of human dialogue. Celebrate Menstruation Hygiene Day with us on May 28th by sharing these cool infographics on your favorite social media channel. And help spread the word about reusables! It’s incredible what can happen when we stop treating our periods like garbage (including actually making less garbage!). And finally, ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY! To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day we’re giving away:
Enter the giveaway below and TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW! We’ll announce the winners on June 1st.
Enter the Menstruation Matters Giveaway