MHM Education Guide:
Empowering girls on MHM
Download the Guide free of charge
MH Day: A global movement towards a more gender-equal world where periods are normal
Learn more on the MH Day website
Making Rights Real: Promoting access to WASH services for all, using human rights
Learn more about MRR
WASH advocacy and education with a focus on Menstrual Hygiene and Human Rights

A unique crossbreed between an NGO and a creative agency

WASH United works to build a world in which all people benefit from safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), including menstrual hygiene. A unique crossbreed between an NGO and a creative agency, WASH United focuses on the challenges in advocacy and education where our combination of WASH sector expertise and creative talent can make the biggest difference.

In terms of advocacy, WASH United focuses on two initiatives: Menstrual Hygiene Day, the global movement to end period stigma, which WASH United initiated and leads; and Making Rights Real, the initiative to promote access to services for all people using human rights, which WASH United co-developed and co-leads. In terms of education, WASH United focuses on the development and dissemination of low-cost, scalable solutions for menstrual hygiene education for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia which can be accessed free of charge.


WASH United is working with more than 1,000 partner organisations across the different initiatives, including UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe, GIZ and hundreds of local organisations. Most of our local partners are based in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Impact to date

Our partnership-based approach has enabled us to reach more than 2 billion people with menstrual hygiene and sanitation campaigns and more than 2.5 million girls and boys with MHM and WASH education. The Making Rights Real approach is used in 12 countries.

MHM Education Guide: Empowering girls on MHM

Our story-based education guide and its activities facilitate exciting and engaging training in good menstrual hygiene management. Take this chance to implement it in your MHM programme.Together we can help ensure that girls all over the world become strong women who are able to fully and equally participate in society!

The Guide itself is available free of charge. Additional packages providing capacity building, support and customisation are also available.

An interactive online talk about how to #MakeRightsReal

What practical steps have civil society organisations taken to work with human rights? What impact does this have? Make Rights Real talk with guests from India and Kenya.