Women and gender

4th Annual Menstrual Hygiene Management in Wash in Schools Virtual Conference

UNICEF and the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University are hosting a free virtual conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in WASH in Schools on Thursday 22nd October 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT). The theme is 'Championing MHM in Schools Through Evidence and Advocacy'.

Following the red thread: menstrual hygiene in Uganda

The CLTS Knowledge Hub has just published the latest issue in the Frontiers series- Breaking the next taboo: Menstrual Hygiene within CLTS.  This issue of Frontiers of CLTS illustrates how Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programmes can be expanded to address menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in schools and communities to alleviate these stresses on women and girls.

Breaking the Next Taboo - Menstrual Hygiene within CLTS

Menstruation is a natural and healthy part of the life of women and girls, but is often a taboo subject, not easily talked about, which can lead to feelings of embarrassment and shame. It can also lead to girls losing attention at school or missing days from school. Menstruation is a core element of sanitation and hygiene which affects half of the world’s population for a large proportion of their lives.

Date: 17 July 2015

The impact of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh

The SHARE Research Consortium and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC ) formed a research partnership in 2013 to investigate the specific impact of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh.
Date: 14 July 2015
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AfricaSan 4: scattered highlights, and one lowlight!

A huge conference like AfricaSan provides a wealth of information and learning for the enthusiastic sanitation groupie. But so much is packed into the three-day duration that it is impossible to take in everything – schedules are tight, and often overlap, which means that nobody manages to see all of their top picks, despite efforts to have thematic discussions running in parallel throughout the conference.

Frontières Numéro 5: Rendre l’assainissement et l’hygiène plus sûrs - Réduire les vulnérabilités face à la violence

L’ATPC vise un assainissement total où personne ne pratique la défécation à l’air libre, ce qui, en tant que tel, ouvre des possibilités pour réduire les vulnérabilités face à la violence. Pourtant, les préoccupations que soulèvent la sécurité, l’intimité ou la dignité lorsqu’on utilise des installations sanitaires peuvent parfois faire en sorte que les installations ne sont pas utilisées ou ne le sont qu’une fois la nuit tombée.

Date: 11 May 2015

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