Written by The Strategy
Menstruating is a natural bodily function. Yet because of menstruation, millions of women and girls around the world are excluded and stigmatized.
Even though it’s already 2022, many women and girls around the world are still prevented from getting an education and earning an income, due to their periods. Many can’t even afford their period products. (The fact that we’re still taxed on these says a lot about the work that needs to be done.) It’s only in recent years that brands have started to even consider the quality and effectiveness of menstrual products – we see you Marlow, and we love you for the tampons you have created!
On May 28th, we’re celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day – a day aimed to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene. With it, we want to open the discussion to period poverty and all the many struggles women face, all because of a, again, natural bodily function.
To celebrate with us, we urge you to learn more about Menstrual Hygiene Day by visiting the global website, and join The Strategy in raising funds to support menstruators in need – those who are most effected by period poverty. You can donate to the campaign here. We also strongly urge you to join the Menstrual Movement with Period.
Together, let’s normalize menstruation.