Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

SHE celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day every May 28th, and this year we held our biggest celebration yet.

Boys, girls, and their parents took a spot on the field to learn and break the silence around menstruation. Schools competed to put on the best menstrual hygiene drama skit in the hopes of winning money to improve their school’s girls room.

 

 

Miss Rwanda 2018 graced the stage to announce the winners of the competition and encourage girls to not shy away from asking questions about their periods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,500 people participated in SHE educational events for Menstrual Hygiene Day, with 4,000 gathering to celebrate on the day itself.  The Ministry of Education was present to support SHE Rwanda’s work in improving girls’ education. Thanks to coverage from Radio Rwanda, our message traveled across the country, reaching 90% of the population of Rwanda.