The National Menstrual Hygiene Conference in Uganda, which is being spearheaded by different stakeholders with interest in menstrual hygiene management, aims to champion the theme “Break the Silence: Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management” which is in line with the goal of International Menstrual Hygiene Day of creating awareness regarding menstrual hygiene management and enabling women and girls reach their full potential.
Grass-roots activists shared inspirational experiences on reducing female circumcision in Senegal, raising awareness of lesbian and transgender issues in Nepal and working for the dignity of sex workers in India at a special meeting at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Friday.
The Uganda Sanitation Fund, which is led by the Ministry of Health and financially supported through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) a programme of the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), is set to expand its programme through increased financial commitments from the Council. The increase in funding amounts to USD 5 million (UGX 12 billion) over a period of 3 years.
This week the Uganda Ministry of Health will host high-level delegates from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) who will make strategic decisions and review implementation of the Council’s programs.
The Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network UWASNET was the host of the first East Africa Civil Society Forum, which took place in Kampala from 16 to 18 April. The Forum was jointly organized by WSSCC, WaterAid East Africa, End Water Poverty, Sanitation and Water for All and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation ANEW.