5th International Dignified Menstruation Day 2023
Tool KIt for 5th international Dignified Menstruation Day 2023
“Dignified Menstruation is Integral for Ending Sexual Violence and Child Marriage”
5th International Dignified Menstruation Day
Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation, Radha Paudel Foundation in collaboration with Amplify Change, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, SETI FOUNDATION, Baijing Stoke Committee, and Plan International Nepal in solidarity with PACE Nepal, Child Protection Organization and Dignified Menstruation Campaign Nepal successfully completed the “Hybrid Conference on Dignified Menstruation” at the Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal.
Global Art Competition-2023
Menstrual Discrimination refers to taboos, shyness, shame, stigma, restrictions, abuses, violence, deprivation from resources that are associated with menstruation throughout the life cycle of menstruators (girls, women transmen, queer) and all people born with a uterus and ovaries (Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation, 2019). Menstrual Discrimination has been practiced everywhere across the globe with different names, forms and magnitudes. It is a type of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and a violation of human rights. It is complex and multifaceted.
Dignified Menstruation (DM):
DM is a state of freedom from any forms of menstrual discrimination includes taboos, stigmas, shyness, shame, abuse, restrictions and violence associated with menstruation throughout the life cycle of menstruators. Menstrual discrimination is not evidenced on any single day or event. It is a concern throughout the 24/7 hours and 365 days of a menstruators’ lifetimes from childhood to death – and in some cultures, even applies after death. Menstrual discrimination is more significant and urgent in humanitarian settings including pandemics and disasters where menstruators need equal access to care, services and hygienic products at public and private institutions — everywhere. Because Dignified Menstruation is a matter of human rights, founded on international human rights instruments and declarations of constitutional rights, including e.g. in Nepal, its name captures the innovative and comprehensive concept initiated in Nepal by the government of Nepal and the Radha Paudel Foundation (RPF).
Dignified Menstruation Day:
The 8th of December is International Dignified Menstruation Day, recognizing that DM is a concern of human rights and call to end menstrual discrimination as a form of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The 8th of December has particular significance in two ways: ) it falls in the month of December, which is designated as Human Rights Month; and 2) it falls on the 14th day of the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism, an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
Since 2019, Dignified Menstruation was launched by RPF and Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation (GSCDM). On the same day, the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens endorsed 8th December as Dignified Menstruation Day (DM Day). Partners of GSCDM in about 50 countries are engaged in promoting this campaign globally our effort from the event on December 8, 2022 will be another milestone.
Guidelines:Slogan for 5th International Dignified Menstruation Day-2023:
⇒This year’s slogan is “Dignified Menstruation is an Integral for Ending Sexual Violence and Child Marriage”.
⇒ No Age Bar
⇒Anyone can participate from all around the Globe
Theme for Reflection: We have chosen a powerful theme for reflection that we expect all participants to incorporate into their artwork. This theme holds the potential to spark meaningful conversations and provoke thought. The themes to be included in your art are as follows:
Exploring the effects and consequences of menstrual discrimination.
Highlighting the societal restrictions imposed during menstruation, such as restriction in touch,
Mobility or participation, Food/Eating etc.
*Menstrual Discrimination and Child Marriage: Examining the integration of menstrual discrimination and child marriage.
*Menstrual Discrimination and Sexual Violence:
Shedding light on the connection between menstrual discrimination and sexual violence.
Dignified Menstruation Symbol
Logo of Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation
- Slogan of 5th International Dignified Menstruation Day : “Dignified Menstruation is an Integral for Ending Sexual Violence and Child Marriage”.
Submission Date: The Participants can submit their art through following platform
- Deadline: October 20 2023
*Procedures of Submission (You can choose any of the options mentioned below:)
Email: [email protected]
- 1st Position
Awards: On the occasion of the 5th International Dignified Menstruation Day on December 8, 2023, the Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation will present the following recognitions:.
- Screening of Winning 2-Minute Documentary Video:
* Global Art Competition winner’s paint will be displayed in the showcased and will be requested to the winners to sent their video explaining their paint and their interest of participating in the competition.
* Distribution of Cash Prize: Winners will be honored with a cash prize, acknowledging their outstanding contributions and efforts on Dignified Menstruation.
- Presentation of Certificates:
Each winner will also receive a certificate in recognition of their dedication and innovation in addressing Dignified Menstruation in all around the Globe.