May 28th is International Menstrual Hygiene Day!
I believe the woman in Luke 8:40-56 was suffering from menorrhagia (the official term for abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding) Talking openly about this in worship and connecting it to mission work (like Days for Girls) is an important part of creating a healthy church culture. I am committed to creating a healthy church culture especially for people with periods.
The following is information from WashUnited and Days for Girls about #MHDay2022
Campaign Materials from WashUnited: For the last three years, the MH Day movement has been calling for more action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene using the hashtag #ItsTimeForAction as a rallying cry. To catalyse progress, we are now shifting from calling for action to leading by example by committing to action. Using the hashtag #WeAreCommitted, organisations all over the world will start to publicly announce what they are committed to contribute to create a world where no one is held back because they menstruate by 2030. By making public commitments, we will increase transparency, provide a basis for accountability and encourage others to follow our example.
From Days for Girls International: At Days for Girls we commit to supporting local leaders as they create sustainable solutions for MH in their communities and countries. This includes our Country Programs staff, Social Entrepreneurs, and local MH champions – that’s you! DfGI will use MH Day as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of local leadership in solutions that stand the test of time. Our MH Day tagline is: #WeAreCommitted to creating sustainable solutions at scale to end period poverty for good. We want our efforts to lead to commitments or goals from local and national governments, businesses, community leaders, and other stakeholders. It is our hope that clear goals and reporting will boost the importance of MH as a global health priority.