More than 500 million people worldwide do not have what they need to manage their periods.
We aim to change that!
What is MAYstruation?
MAYstruation is a month-long event building up to World MH Day on May 28th. This year Days for Girls Canada hopes to inspire people everywhere to start the conversation about period poverty, menstrual equity, and menstrual health education.
MAYstruation promotes equitable access to menstrual health products worldwide, including here in Canada. World MH Day was chosen to be on the 28th day of the 5th month in the year, as it represents the 5 flow days in a 28-day menstrual cycle.
How to Help
Join the movement this May to help spread awareness and raise funds that will support menstruators everywhere.
Break the stigma and share your MYcycle!
Become a one-time or monthly donor!
MAYstruation operates in alliance with WASH United, the NGO that initiated and leads World MH Day. WASH United works to end period stigma and provide low-cost, scalable solutions for menstrual health education for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
They have reached more than 1 billion people worldwide with menstrual health campaigns. The 2022 WASH United MH Day theme is #WeAreCommitted.
How to Participate
Paint Your Nails!
Find your favourite shade of red and paint your thumbnails!
Post Your MYcycle!
Post a picture to social media of yourself making the “MYcycle”with your hands. Don’t forget to show off those red nails!
Use Our Hashtags!
Make sure to take advantage of our hashtags in every post!
#MAYstruation #DaysforGirls #MHD2022 #MenstrualEquityMatters #WeAreCommitted
Become a Donor!
Donate to MAYstruation and help us end period poverty. For every $15.00 you donate, you can sponsor a DfG Menstrual Kit that will provide menstrual health for one person for three years.
Tag Your Friends!
Tag at least five friends and challenge them to post a picture of their MYcycle!