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By Raza Naqvi When India went under strict COVID-19 lockdown on 24 March, migrant labourers started moving back to their home states. In the East Champaran district of Bihar state, 102 quarantine centres were set up for migrant labourers returning from Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Delhi among other places. For the 1,200 migrant labourers in […]

By Raza Naqvi During the COVID-19 lockdown enforced across India, 16-year-old Tia Poovayya learned underprivileged women could not get menstrual products and, as a result, were at risk of exposure to infection. “Our housekeeper came to my mother and asked her for some sanitary napkins because she could not get any,” she says. “This made […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Management in Humanitarian Situations: The Exam...

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.