MH Day: a global movement towards a more gender-equal world where periods are normal
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MHM Education Guide: enabling MHM education at scale
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Making Rights Real: promoting access to WASH services for all, using human rights
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WASH advocacy and education, with a focus on menstrual hygiene and human rights.

Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)…

…including menstrual hygiene, is the basis for people to live healthy, dignified lives and to reach their full potential. Today, millions of women and girls around the world continue to be discriminated, stigmatised and limited because of an entirely natural and normal physical function: their periods. For hundreds of millions of people, enjoying their basic human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation remains but a dream. WASH United exists to change that.

A crossbreed between an advocacy NGO and a creative agency, we focus on those challenges towards WASH for all where our special combination of development sector expertise and creative talent can make the biggest difference: advocacy and education, with a specific focus on menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Our key advocacy initiatives are Menstrual Hygiene Day and Making Rights Real. In the area of education, we focus on the development of compact and scalable low-cost solutions for MHM and WASH. We are lean, agile and develop solutions applying user-centred design. We don’t implement solutions ourselves, but through partnerships with strong international and local implementing organisations that integrate our solutions into their programmes. This enables us and our partners to leverage resources and achieve impact at scale.


WASH United works with a wide range of NGOs, national and State governments, UN agencies and private sector partners, including UNICEF, WaterAid, WSSCC, the World Bank, UNFPA, Welthungerhilfe, GIZ, Einhorn, IFRC, Ashoka, World Vision, Procter & Gamble, A.T. Kearney, the German WASH Network, Simavi and many, many more.

Impact to date:

More than 1 billion people in more than 70 countries reached with menstrual hygiene and sanitation campaigns.
More than 2.5 million young people across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa reached with menstrual hygiene and WASH education.
Making Rights Real approach applied by more than 35 organisations in 12 countries.

More coming soon...