"Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue" is the topic of the thematic discussion organised by the SuSanA platform. While nowadays MHM is gaining more and more attention, it has widely been neglected in the past. SDG4 (education), SDG5 (gender equality) and SDG6 (water and...
Menstrual Hygiene Day will help to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.
Since the first ever International Conference On MHM was hosted in Uganda in August 2014, there have been unrelenting efforts to break the silence on menstruation and address the subject more openly. Most recently, the MHM Coalition in Uganda committed to continue promoting the right of girls and...
It has been generally agreed that the mainstream media are the most effective channel through which to reach wide audiences with key messages. In Uganda, the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Coalition has worked closely with print and electronic media to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management.
Globally we see a new movement focusing on "breaking the silence" around menstrual hygiene management. Menstrual hygiene has a serious impact on the education, health and dignity of women and girls. We cannot talk about universal education and services for all without addressing this topic.
Selon l'UNICEF, la majorité des écoles du Burkina Faso ne disposent pas de d'installations sanitaires ou d'eau potable. Ce constat est décrit comme l'un des obstacles majeurs à l'éducation des enfants.
According to UNICEF, the majority of schools in Burkina Faso don't have drinking water or sanitation facilities. This has been identified as one of the major obstacles to children's education in the country.
The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals should include access to water and sanitation in schools, clinics and the work place. This was stated by IRC and Simavi during a networking event on Thursday 4 December at the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
Menstrual hygiene management is of critical importance for school going girls. Last week in Kampala a conference on menstrual hygiene management aimed to break the silence and move towards solutions. One of the drivers of the conference was a study undertaken by IRC and SNV Uganda.