With over 6,000 participants and 13 themes covering all aspects of women’s empowerment, Women Deliver is an exciting global initiative with high-level support from governments, companies, NGOs and United Nations entities worldwide. WSSCC will be highlighting the WASH sector’s important role in women’s empowerment and women’s health at Women Deliver and will convene cross-sector dialogue about Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)- further breaking the silence and taboos surrounding this important issue. WSSCC’s side event, entitled “Celebrating Womanhood: Menstrual Hygiene Management” which will focus on current research, policy and practice around MHM.
High-level speakers include:
• Lucinda O’Hanlon, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)
• Minna Maaskola-Desprez, International Labour Organization (ILO)
• Beth Outterson, Save the Children (TBC)
• Archana Patkar, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
Celebrating Womanhood will take place 29 May at 19h30 in room 408 at the conference venue.
WSSCC will also be present in the exhibition space during Women Deliver, sharing a booth with WaterAid and presenting an MHM lab tent for the first time in South East Asia! The MHM lab trainers will host a series of experiential training opportunities for participants around MHM using a three step approach: breaking taboos, managing menstruation hygienically, and safe reuse and disposal solutions. This unique and interactive training will provide participants with first-hand experience into innovative development methodologies being used in the sector to address taboo topics with hard-to-reach audiences.
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