Menstrual Hygiene Day

Period taboos rob women of their dignity

Ahead of UN’s Menstrual Hygiene Day, Pauline Latham MP calls on governments to enable women “to deal with periods in a hygienic and dignified way.”

Since the dawn of time, women have been having periods and today, like every other day, 800 million women will be experiencing this very natural process - yet the subject is still shrouded in stigma and taboo. This has a detrimental impact on the health, wellbeing and prospects of women and girls across the world. It’s time to for this to change.