Menstrual Hygiene Management, Learning Fund.
Menstrual hygiene management has long been taboo in many countries. During the learning events, participants talked about their efforts to break the silence, working with women and girls to ensure menstrual hygiene management needs are addressed through WASH programs.
Messages for WASH Sustainability
- Menstrual hygiene management is a critical aspect of WASH service provision and needs to be considered and discussed in a sensitive manner with communities and partners during project planning.
- Talking directly with adolescent girls and female teachers to understand their needs and preferences is essential when designing facilities for schools.
- There are opportunities to support small enterprise providing affordable locally made menstrual hygiene management products, generating income while providing essential services for women.