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TitleWASH in schools : empowers girls’ education : proceedings of the Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools Virtual Conference 2012
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSommer, M, Vasquez, E, Worthington, N, Sahin, M
Pagination36 p.; ill.
Date Published2012-09-27
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Keywordseducation of women, hygiene, menstruation, personal hygiene

WASH in Schools (WinS) fosters social inclusion and individual self-respect. By offering an alternative to the stigma and marginalization associated with hygiene issues, it empowers all students – and especially encourages girls and female teachers. In recognition of the positive impact on girls’ school attendance and achievement, initiatives around the world are addressing adolescent girls’ menstrual hygiene management (MHM) needs through WinS programming. Such  interventions are increasingly implemented in both development and humanitarian emergency contexts. [authors abstract]

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