Menstrual Hygiene Day strives to create a world where menstruation is no longer a barrier to health, education, and gender equality.
Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is an essential component to PWW’s comprehensive WASH programs. To reinforce trainings and messaging about this important topic, PWW teams in Honduras and Haiti host and support activities being held in celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Menstrual Hygiene Day at Juan Ramón Molina School, Honduras
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023 was celebrated at the Juan Ramón Molina School with great enthusiasm and participation. The day’s activities began with a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) educational session, lead by PWW. The team talked with students, highlighting the importance of safe and healthy hygiene practices, including the proper handling of menstrual hygiene products.
Following the MHM training, students shared activities they had prepared for the celebration.
- 7th grade students recited poetry featuring menstruation.
- 8th grade students performed a dramatization related to menstrual hygiene; 6th and 9th grade boys then joined in to act out a story about a girl who got her period while at school. They creatively explained how to positively approach this situation, sharing important messages of encouragement and support with lower grade classmates and reinforcing menstruation as a natural process that every female experiences.
- Cultural dances, including Honduran folkloric dances, were also performed at the celebration with the goal of creating a fun and engaging event for all of the students.
The Menstrual Hygiene Day celebration at the Juan Ramón Molina School was an important step toward the education and empowerment of students on issues of women’s health.