Menstrual health education is an essential component of comprehensive sexuality education and underscore the importance of providing girls, women and people who menstruate with accurate and timely information, hygiene products and services throughout the full life course.
Author: ACMH (ACMH )
A year of great progress for menstrual health in Africa
The year 2021 saw menstrual health (MH) taking its rightful place at the centre of the development and humanitarian agendas. The ACMH is honoured to have been involved in many of these interventions, whether playing a key role, facilitating theirdevelopment, or by cheering from the side lines. Our internal reflections show that the coalition is...
Report of the Africa Symposium on Improving Menstrual Health Management
The African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management and UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office, in partnership with other partners, convened the second African Symposium on Menstrual Health. The virtual symposium took place from May 25 to May 27, 2021, bringing together 717 participants from 75 countries worldwide, the majority of them from Africa. The...
Not in Vein by Teardrops
A poem on menstrual health by Teardrops.
My First Period by Anisie Byukusenge
A moving poem by Anisie Byukusenge, a visually impaired young woman.
The Ark by KrTC
Eswatini artist KrTC of Hip Hop delivers a spoken word poem on the myths and taboos around menstruation.
Menstrual Health Champion by King Kaka
Kenyan rapper, entrepreneur and philanthropist King Kaka describes an initiative, the Sanitary Pad Charity campaign, to empower women, girls and boys with information and distribute free sanitary towels to girls across the country to help keep them in school. In 2010, he launched an initiative dubbed the Dreams Campaign, which fights social vices like child...
We Paint in Red by Zuhura
A beautiful spoken word performance by Zuhura, the African Lioness, a poet from Tanzania, on the power of menstruation.
I Am Changing by Mijori
Singer-songwriter and spoken word artist, Mijori, sings a powerful anthem to becoming a woman.
Engaging men and boys to end period stigma
“I am a guy so I don’t get periods, but I have partners and we’ve talked about them.” It is important that men and boys understand the purpose of menstruation and menstrual health too. Men and boys have an integral role to play in ensuring menstruation with dignity, let us endeavor to empower them with...