MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY

Known as MH Day, this day of advocacy was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013. WASH United is the overall global coordinator of MH Day and acts as its international secretariat. PERIOD. is honored to be an MH Day partner to help spread awareness about period poverty which is a problem not only in developing countries, but right here in the United States.

Thank you for supporting PERIOD during Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021!

Because periods don’t stop, monthly donors are important to long-lasting menstrual equity. $5 serves the needs of one menstruator for one month.

How to Help Eradicate Period Poverty:

  • Donate $5 to support a menstruator's monthly cycle through our Givelively page.

    • Note: We're currently only accepting PayPal.

  • Host a fundraiser to support our direct service program here.

  • Order a Period Poverty Awareness Bracelet here.

Service: Help us fill our empty warehouses and ship out more products!

  • Click here to host a fundraiser to support our direct service program. The pandemic has caused further lack of access to period products, and PERIOD. has a growing list of service partners in deep need of product. Help us provide products and cover shipping costs to get products to people in need.

    • Set a goal of raising $280 or getting 28 people to donate to your fundraiser.

    • If 5 people become monthly donors, we’ll send you a gift to thank you for your efforts!

Education:

Advocacy:


NEW STUDY: A QUARTER OF U.S. STUDENTS STRUGGLE TO ACCESS PERIOD PRODUCTS AS COVID EXACERBATES THE GAP

In 2019, Thinx and PERIOD released the first State of the Period, kicking off a partnership of advocacy on the issue of menstrual equity. The 2021 survey was conducted online between April 26-May 2 and surveyed 1,010 teenagers who menstruate, all between the ages of 13-19. Results were weighted for age, region, and race/ethnicity where necessary to align with actual proportions in the population.