Empowering women and girls is at the core of WSSC’s work – we promote safe and appropriate sanitation and hygiene for all, paying particular attention to the needs of women and girls. Today, the International day of the Girl Child, we draw your attention to some of our member’s initiatives to improve sanitation and thereby empower girls to live healthier and more productive lives:
Reaching Girls with Sanitation in Uganda– WSSCC’s national coordinator in Uganda, Ms Jane Nabunnya Mulumba works with the National Menstrual Hygiene Management Taskforce to lobby for the integration of MHM in school curricula
How Nupur’s experience turned her into an MHM champion– In Nepal, 17-year old Nupur advocates for MHM education for adolescent girls to break the silence on menstruation. Nupur missed an entire school year because of the shame and taboo associated with periods
Patricia Mulongo braves a hearing impairment to break the silence on menstruation. Patricia highlights the challenges surrounding menstruation for people with hearing disabilities. Having trained more than 200 people with disabilities in Kenya, she is determined to leave no one behind
A WSSCC member is ending the stigma surrounding menstruation in Nigeria– our member Daniel Iroegbu’s inspirational work is impacting the lives of women and girls in hard-to-reach areas of the country
Click here to read more about our work on Menstrual Hygiene Management.
In keeping with the SDG principle of LNOB, WSSCC developed an MHM tool kit that can be used by women and girls with visual and hearing impairments.
WSSCC facilitated a MHM training for Tanzanian Members of Parliament (MP) from the 10th to 11th of February 2018, in Dodoma, Tanzania.
WSSCC conducted a 5-day training of trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management for government officials across different departments in Saharanpur.