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Register for the 6th Annual Virtual Conference on MHM in Schools

The 6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools, co-hosted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and UNICEF on the 17th October 2017, provides an opportunity to share the latest research and programming from around the world. The virtual conference is expected to bring together online over 1,000 participants.

For the first time ever, the virtual conference will be streaming live from the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina’s annual Water & Health Conference!

Call for abstracts for the 6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools

The 6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools, co-hosted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and UNICEF on the 17th October 2017, provides an opportunity to share the latest research and programming from around the world. The virtual conference is expected to bring together online over 1,000 participants from around the world. For the first time ever, the virtual conference will be streaming live from the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina’s annual Water & Health Conference!

The Period Movement: Meet the Men Fighting to Stop Menstruation-Shaming in the Developing World

Around the world, girls and women miss classes, drop out of school and fail to reach their full potential because of a natural biological process: menstruation. Many girls grow up in communities where menstruation is shrouded in shame and stigma, misinformation is rampant and clean menstrual supplies are scarce.Over the past few years, a menstruation movement—spearheaded largely by female activists, many of them millennials—has swept the U.S., aiming to destigmatize periods and bring safer products to women and girls everywhere.

Kenya is promising free sanitary napkins to help keep girls in school

Kenya’s president has promised to give all school girls free sanitary napkins. Less than two months before Kenyans go to the polls, president Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Basic Education Amendment Act which compels the government to provide “free, sufficient and quality sanitary towels to every girl child registered and enrolled in a public basic education institution.”

Read more in Quartz Africa, 23rd June 2017

Menstrual Hygiene Management Impacts Girls’ School Experience in the Bolivian Amazon

The purpose of this study on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in the Beni department of Bolivia was
to better understand the challenges girls face due to menstruation; describe factors which influence girls’
experiences during menstruation; and present recommendations to create a supportive school environment
for adolescent girls in Bolivia.

Date: 22 May 2017
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Menstrual hygiene management in Indonesia: understanding practices, determinants and impacts among adolescent school girls

In Indonesia, there is little context specific research about MHM among adolescent girls, including in the school setting. Consequently, the determinants and impacts of MHM among girls and women in Indonesia are not well understood and an evidence-base for programming and interventions to improve MHM is lacking. This 2015 study aimed to explore factors related to MHM knowledge, attitudes, practices and impacts amongst adolescent school girls in Indonesia.

Date: 22 May 2017
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WASH and Health Practitioners MHM Training Manual (India)

The materials in this publication were developed, tested and commented upon across five Indian states through one-on-one interviews with people in different age groups, focus groups, and discussions held in various settings including schools. A writer’s workshop was organised by WSSCC in February 2013 in Mumbai bringing together MHM Lab facilitators, designers, trainers and experts to develop the range of manuals and tools. Disability experts were a key part of the process of addressing this vital topic within the context of MHM and in developing this publication.

Date: 22 May 2017
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WinS4Girls Distance Learning Course book

The WinS4Girls E-Course was developed and delivered as part of the 14 country UNICEF project funded by the Government of Canada. The WinS4Girls E-Course was designed by the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University and UNICEF to help strengthen the capacity of WASH practitioners and policymakers to carry out rigorous research that investigates local MHM practices and challenges. It includes step-by-step modules for planning formative research into MHM.

Date: 22 May 2017

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