WHEREAS: it was initiated by German non-profit WASH United in 2014; and
WHEREAS: Menstrual Health Day (MH Day) is a global day of action with more than 830 partner organizations; and
WHEREAS: working together to catalyze awareness and action towards a world without period poverty and stigma; and
WHEREAS: the date of 28 May represents the menstrual cycle (average duration of 28 days, with on average 5 days of bleeding; and
WHEREAS: the period purse is a non-profit registered charity that launched in Toronto in 2017; and
WHEREAS: the Period Purse strives to achieve menstrual equity by providing people who menstruate access to free menstrual products and to reduce the negative stigma associated with periods through education and advocacy.
THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that I, Larry Johannson, Mayor of the City of Selkirk, in the Province of Manitoba do hereby proclaim the 28th of May, 2023 to be “Menstrual Health Day” in Selkirk and commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens.