REPORT OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 2018 GLOBAL MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY ON PROMOTING MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT AMONG ADOLESCENT SCHOOL GIRLS AT GOVERNMENT GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL MAGWAN-KANO ON 28TH MAY, 2018 BY 10AM
Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is the practice of using clean materials to absorb menstrual blood that can be changed privately, safely, hygienically, and as often as needed throughout the duration of the menstrual cycle. MHM impacts multiple areas across the sustainable development goal agenda including health, education, gender equality, and water and sanitation.
Data on Menstrual Hygiene in Nigeria is very scarce; however the statistics available indicate that the interventions on menstrual hygiene are generally low especially in the Northern part of the country.
GIGREE’s core objectives include promotion of girl-child education. Therefore, the commemoration of this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day is a milestone in achieving SDGs 3, 4, 5 and 6 and to ensure that nothing interferes with the education of especially adolescent girls not even their menstrual cycle.
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) is an annual global awareness day on May 28 to highlight the importance of good Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). It was initiated by a German- based Non-Governmental Organization known as WASH United in 2014 and it aims to benefit Women and Girls worldwide.
Menstrual Hygiene Day provides a global platform for individuals and organizations to come together to raise awareness about the many challenges women and girls face regarding menstruation, and learn how to properly address these challenges.
Menstrual Hygiene Day will help to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.
This year, Global Initiative for Girls’ Rights, Education and Empowerment (GIGREE) commemorated the Global Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) by creating awareness on proper Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) among adolescent girls within the school environment. This year’s Global Hygiene Day theme is; #Nomorelimits, this simply means with the right awareness, menstruation will no longer be a barrier and therefore women and girls can reach their full potentials; be it in school, at work or at home.