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Resources

As we grow up: a digital book on menstrual hygiene management

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 the audio to restart after each section till the sign language video for that particular section is completed. 2) Video in Indian sign language with text and voice over (English and Hindi). 3) Epub in audio (MP3) format (in Hindi and English). 4) Epub in text-only format to be used with a screen reader, such as NVDA or JAWS (English and Hindi). 5) Epub in full-text full audio format which can be used with Adobe Digital edition.  

As We Grow Up: A Tactile Book on Menstrual Hygiene Management Facilitator’s Manual (EN and HIN)

This manual in English 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 Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Tactile Graphics (CoETG) – Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.This manual in Hindi 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 Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Tactile Graphics (CoETG) – Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT IN HUMANITARIAN SITUATIONS: THE EXAMPLE OF CAMEROON

WSSCC General
Menstrual hygiene is an integral part of a woman's health and has a lasting impact on education, livelihoods and the security of women, guaranteeing their empowerment. However, it is clear that menstrual hygiene is little or not taken into account in humanitarian response plans for refugees. As part of the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation, a study was conducted by the Institute for Training and Demographic Research IFORD in refugee camps in Cameroon. It investigates the difficulties that women experience during menstruation, and makes an inventory of water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure fixtures in the camps.L'hygiène menstruelle fait partie intégrante de la santé de la femme et a un impact durable sur l'éducation, les moyens de subsistance et la sécurité des femmes, garantissant leur autonomisation. Cependant, il est clair que l'hygiène menstruelle est peu ou pas prise en compte dans les plans d'intervention humanitaire pour les réfugiés. Dans le cadre du Programme conjoint WSSCC / ONU Femmes sur le genre, l'hygiène et l'assainissement, une étude a été menée par l'Institut de formation et de recherche démographique IFORD dans des camps de réfugiés au Cameroun. Il étudie les difficultés rencontrées par les femmes pendant la menstruation et dresse un inventaire des infrastructures d'eau, d'assainissement et d'hygiène dans les camps.

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT AND FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: CASE STUDIES IN SENEGAL

WSSCC General
This is a pioneering study: it deals with the links between menstrual hygiene management and female genital mutilation. As part of the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation, a research team from the IFORD Institute conducted work in 2017 to elucidate this link, in the regions of Kedougou, Kolda, Matam and Sedhiou, Senegal. A comparative evaluation was conducted on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of menstrual hygiene management in women who have undergone female genital mutilation, and other women who have not been subjected to it.C'est une étude pionnière: elle traite des liens entre la gestion de l'hygiène menstruelle et les mutilations génitales féminines. Dans le cadre du Programme conjoint WSSCC / ONU Femmes sur le genre, l'hygiène et l'assainissement, une équipe de recherche de l'Institut IFORD a travaillé en 2017 pour élucider ce lien dans les régions de Kédougou, Kolda, Matam et Sedhiou au Sénégal. Une évaluation comparative a été menée sur les connaissances, les attitudes et les pratiques de la gestion de l'hygiène menstruelle chez les femmes ayant subi une mutilation génitale féminine et chez d'autres femmes qui n'y ont pas été soumises.

National Policy Consultation Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Equality Learning
The Nepalese Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation (MoWSS), in collaboration with WSSCC hosted a high-level Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Policy Consultation workshop to initiate the development of a policy framework on MHM in Nepal. Workshop process report.

Master Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management - Nepal & Pakistan

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In order to break the silence on menstruation and empower government officials with the knowledge and skills on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), WSSCC, in collaboration with the Nepal Ministry of Water and Sanitation, held a six-day Training of Trainers(ToT) in Nagarkot from 20 to 26 February. Here is a full report of the training. The training followed the National Policy Consultation Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene Management, which resulted in strong multi-sector government commitment to advancing MHM in Nepal.

First National Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management - Kenya

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In order to break the silence on menstruation and empower government officials with the knowledge and skills on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), WSSCC, in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other partners held a six-day Training of Trainers(ToT) in Naivasha from 28 July to 3 August. Here is a full report of the workshop.

Menstrual Hygiene Management, SDGs and the Private Sector – Women Deliver 2016 Session Highlights Re...

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This cross-cutting session hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, WSSCC, and SCA highlighted the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management and the importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches to unlock multiple benefits for women and girls. The session also promoted detailed discussions on the roles and responsibilities each of us has to women and girls everywhere, regardless of our sector, occupation or geography. The session brought together experts from WASH, Human Rights, Education, Health and the private sector to share lessons and successes in policy and practice, with a specific focus on how multi-sectoral partnerships can collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.