Mainstreaming MHM in South Asia: progress, gaps and realities from the ground

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At SACOSAN VII, this year, a side event to discuss the experiences around mainstreaming of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in South Asia will be hosted by the MHM working group in Pakistan in collaboration with WaterAid, UNICEF and WSSCC.

The session aims to facilitate a discussion on how policy measures and institutional practices can increase general awareness on MHM and help improve the health and well-being of adolescent girls in South Asia; thereby enhancing their socio-economic opportunities, achievements and overall development. The panel will present a regional perspective of south Asia, drawn from recent analysis of country level experiences from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It will showcase examples from the ground, capturing the progress made and existing gaps, reflecting on targeted measures to improve girls and women’s issues around MHM particularly in school settings, while emphasizing on the need for action by all governments in the region.

Time: 0900 to 1400 hrs

Islamabad, Pakistan, Kehkashan – I, Serena Hotel