We believe that to achieve optimal health, we must make a commitment to care for our mind, body and spirit. An emphasis on our bodies since it is the easiest to cater to regardless of the financial difficulties one may face.
We believe that every individual, regardless of gender, age, disability, economic status, religion or sexual orientation has the responsibility to be educated about menstruation and realization this is a universal topic that has no discrimination grounds.
We believe that all people who menstruate should be accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma, prejudice and discrimination.
We believe in the respect for the uniqueness of everyone who menstruates and their biological potential.
We believe that families, caregivers, teachers, community members, etc. should have access to support services and educational tools to better understand and cope with their community’s needs to cater to those that menstruate.
We believe in using evidence to inform our work.
We believe in working collaboratively and partnering with individuals, organisations and agencies.
We believe in transparency, accountability and good governance.
MMF envisions a world where our education systems pay close attention to what a woman (and those who menstruate) goes through during this natural cycle in life. We envision safe spaces in every school that is dedicated to cater to girls’ needs during their menstrual periods. These safe spaces would be there to ensure that girls don’t have to fear the embarrassment of stains on their clothes, the stigma or shame that comes with getting their first period or getting their period unexpectedly, unbearable cramps that cause them to be sent home, etc. all those being aspects that add on to the pressure of staying home during their menstrual periods.
Did You Know
“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.”-UNDP
Menstruation being a huge part of Women’s and Girls’ empowerment, touches on nine (9) global Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 3: Good health and well-being for people
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 10: Reducing inequalities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
HOWEVER, the subject touches on essentially all of the goals because what affects a woman affects half of the world’s population