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U.N. Agencies Recognize Importance Of Prioritizing Menstrual Hygiene On World Day

UNFPA: Menstruation is not a girls’ or women’s issue — it’s a human rights issue
In recognition of Menstrual Hygiene Day, recognized annually on May 28, UNFPA Representative for Somalia Anders Thomsen calls for the prioritization of menstrual hygiene and working “towards the elimination of violence against women and girls, and the guarantee of all rights, including reproductive rights, for all women everywhere” (5/28).

UNICEF: Breaking the Cycle of Silence — Menstruation Matters
Sara Alhattab, multimedia content creator at UNICEF Jordan, discusses challenges that girls face due to menstruation and limited access to basic water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities, and highlights UNICEF’s efforts “to support adolescent girls by providing better sanitation facilities and hygiene education in schools so that every girl is supported and empowered to learn and reach her full potential” (5/28).