How are you committed to Menstrual Health Day?
Many people around the world who experience periods are shamed and excluded even though it is a normal bodily function. May 28 is International Menstrual Health* Day (MH Day), an annual day of awareness to address challenges with accessing menstrual products, break taboos and mobilize funding needed to take action. So, how will you commit to menstrual equity this year? Here are some options:
Bloody Great Run
Our #BloodyGreatRun is a chance to move your body, build a sense of community and make a difference. Move your body for 28km over any 28 days to raise funds and awareness.
Step 1: Build a team! Invite colleagues, friends and family to participate.
Step 2: Commit to moving for 28 days while raising funds for menstrual equity.
Run a Mini Drive
This Menstrual Health Day, help get period products into the hands of those who need them by organizing a mini drive. Mini Drives are collections of period products or online financial donations which can be big, small. Start your mini drive today with friends and colleagues.
Check out our blog about a group that recently participated in a mini drive here
A bit short on time? Consider donating $15 to The Period Purse, this will provide a month’s worth of period products to someone who needs them. Financial challenges can limit accessibility for menstruators affected by poverty and your donation can help address this problem by easing barriers to access.
Your contribution and commitment to menstrual equity is important, it is an opportunity to take action and dedicate yourself to a cause that impacts over 500 million people in this world who menstruate. Dare to commit menstrual equity this year!
*here at The Period Purse, we use the term “health” instead of hygiene to encompass our education around periods, the fight for period equity, and advocacy of policy change.