Diana Nelson

Global Advocacy Director

Diana Nelson is the Global Advocacy Director at Days for Girls International. She works with Days for Girls Office Directors in four countries (Ghana, Guatemala, Nepal and Uganda) and the 150 Days for Girls social enterprises to strengthen partnerships and coalitions with other stakeholders – including MHH champions, governments, academics, nonprofits, funders, businesses, and multi-laterals – in order to shatter stigma and limitations associated with menstruation for improved education and livelihood outcomes.

Diana helped launch South Africa’s Menstrual Health and Hygiene Coalition, bringing in key partners to provide both financial and technical expertise. She is on the Products, Supply and Value Chain Task Committee for the African Coalition for Menstrual Health (ACMHM), Toilet Board Coalition, and is a member of the Sensitize to Sanitize Coalition in India. 

Diana is a global advocate for countries to have a washable standard to ensure quality menstrual products, and she was on the South African Business (SABS) committee that  published the country’s first washable, reusable sanitary towel standard in 2020.  She also advocated the Cambodian government to pilot menstrual health education in their national curriculum.

Diana holds a BA in Communications and a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in Kampala, Uganda.