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THE RED STAIN – menstruation matters

THE RED STAIN – menstruation matters May 28 th – THE MENSTRUAL HYGEINE DAY Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day to highlight the importance of menstrual hygiene management. Menstruation is a natural process in every girl’s and woman’s life and thus access to safe and hygienic menstruation is a fundamental need for women and girls. Menstrual Hygiene Day was initiated by the German based NGO-WASH United in 2014. The main objective of this day is to normalize the activity of menstruation and highlight the importance of access to clean and hygienic periods. The 28 th date symbolizes the 28 days average length of menstrual cycle. The global theme of this year is IT’S TIME FOR ACTION . The theme highlights the need and urgency for the collective work towards breaking the taboos and changing the negative social norms surrounding menstruation and work towards empowering women and girls to unlock every opportunities. HEEALS has been doing menstrual hygien