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The world celebrates the second annual Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) today, 28 May 2015.

Menstrual hygiene is not considered a ‘polite’ topic for dinner conversation, but it is completely natural – so why not talk about it openly?

At the International WaterCentre we recognise the importance of menstruation, and why it shouldn’t be a taboo, in developed or developing countries.

No women or girls should ever have to drop-out of school, sleep outside, be banned from cooking or praying, or use unhygienic means to manage their period.

And menstruation is of course important to men and boys too – how else would we be here?

This is why #MenstruationMatters to us. Why does it matter to you?



IWC and IEC Brisbane office staff showing support to the 2015 Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May

IWC Menstrual Hygiene Day Poster 2015

About the Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day)

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is an awareness platform that works year-round to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and adolescent girls. Initiated by WASH United in 2014, the day has garnered the support of over 230 global partners that are unified in their commitment to make good menstrual health and hygiene a priority worldwide. Read more (external website)

IWC's work in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

IWC is an active member of a growing community of practice in WASH in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Read more about IWC's services and projects in WASH.


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