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27 June 2020

Hope for greater safety and dignity of menstruators if there are accountability measures By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya –  Kenya launched its first-ever standalone menstrual hygiene management (MHM) policy and strategy on this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), marking a significant milestone for menstruators in the country. The multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process to the […]

8 November 2019

Menstruation and related hygiene practices are a socially and culturally sensitive issue shrouded largely in silence and perpetuated by social taboos. Following the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission-Garmin, Open Defecation Free (ODF) achievements are now proposed to be followed up by ODF sustainability and ODF plus initiatives. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is one of the […]

8 November 2019

The Government of Jharkhand is working towards development of all aspects of sanitation and hygiene, including menstruation. Stigmas and taboos associated with menstruation impact the ways it is perceived and managed. Working on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) requires a well-planned out detailed strategy and coordinated efforts from various stakeholders and line departments. The Swachh Bharat Mission […]

6 November 2019

‘I would not exist without menstruation’ – a local singer By Kevin Mwanza   KIISI, Kenya – A song in praise of menstruation breaks the code of silence around menstruation in Kenya, where many girls are still missing school while they are menstruating, thousands of others are unable to afford health products, and a large […]

5 July 2019

By Francesca Nava DODOMA, Tanzania – Hygiene practitioners, boys and girls, humanitarian workers, government officials and parliamentarians are joining forces to raise a unified voice on menstruation. Flexing their muscles in a group photo, they emphasized that everyone, including government officials, sanitary pads suppliers and family members especially men, should be involved in actions to […]

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 […]

14 December 2018

This book brought out by Saksham, Noida Deaf Society and WSSCC is in 5 different formats: 1) Universal book: this is a synchronized version of a video in Indian Sign Language (ISL) along with text and audio. You can view and hear all these formats together. But you may have to wait a bit for […]

1 July 2018

Did you know …? Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) challenges facing women and girls in Nepal have gained political attention: a policy on civil code of conduct against menstruation taboos and on dignified menstruation together with an MHM Master Plan (2018-2020) are in the process of formulation Four Ministers and speaker of the lower Parliament have […]

2 March 2018

WSSCC conducted a 5-day training of trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management for government officials across different departments in Saharanpur.

2 March 2018

This manual is for facilitators using As We Grow Up: A Tactile Book on Menstrual Hygiene Management. The tactile book has been designed in consultation with visually impaired women and girls to break the silence on menstruation, provide spaces for dialogue and discussion, increased understanding and information. It was developed by the Water Supply and […]

12 January 2018

WSSCC’s Virginia Kamowa, writes how menstruation is associated with one of the most pervasive stigmas that holds back gender equality

8 January 2018

The Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in Niger has made considerable progress in in promoting sanitation and hygiene for women and girls