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25 May 2020

By Raza Naqvi A youth organization in New Delhi has been distributing sanitary pads and raising menstrual awareness among girls and women across India since 2016. While the country remains under lockdown due to the coronavirus, Project Baala is determined that its important work still gets done. “Women would have been the worst hit, as […]

24 December 2019

Improvement at a rural school empowers menstruating girls to stay in school By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – A 15-year-old schoolgirl in a Nepali village recalls how her parents asked her to stay in isolation for five days when she had her first period three years ago. “I was made to stay in the darkroom […]

28 May 2019

By Hiro Saito AMBOHITSARATELO, Madagascar – Hundreds of village dwellers in a hard-to-reach area of Madagascar are now pledging to build shower rooms for girls and women after an intense discussion on how to provide a safe and protected space, particularly for managing menstrual hygiene with dignity. For the residents of the fokontany, or the […]

18 March 2019

At this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, the plight of many women, girls and marginalized groups who face barriers to safely accessing water and sanitation (WASH) services in public spaces took center stage at a side event entitled, Empowerment of Women and Girls through Access to Public Services – including Water, Sanitation and […]

27 February 2019

The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group in Pakistan held the first national level training of trainers this past January in a move to support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to mainstream and promote the health of women and girls.  More than 70 participants from across the country are now able to cascade […]

9 April 2018

Editor’s Note: For the last month, the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), WaterAid and WSSCC have facilitated national level consultation meetings with marginalized communities to identify key issues and messages to be represented at SACOSAN, the South Asian Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, which takes place 10-14 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This blog […]

7 March 2018

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.

11 October 2017

Empowering women and girls is at the core of WSSC’s work

5 October 2017

The full article on the Guardian’s Round Table discussion on Gender and Equality with comments from WSSCC’s Archana Patkar

26 May 2017

Managing menstruation in a safe and hygienic way can deeply impact the lives and prospects of women and girls

18 May 2017

Success in Uganda, where our national coordinator advocates for MHM training and provisions in schools

17 February 2017

Do you know what the stress points are for women and girls in their daily sanitation routines? How do they cope? Join our March 2nd webinar.