SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:59:09 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21054 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21054
I have done, as desired by you. It is, a bit, protracted in length - sorry for that.

I trust, you will find it interesting.

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:15:08 +0000
Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21045 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21045
Thank you for your response. Yes, I'll be glad to share the findings of the publication, at the link, you mentioned.

The best thing I liked about this publication is that, despite being a short publication (11 pp), it has an excellent list of references.

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:32:22 +0000
Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: Mintje http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21044 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21044
The following topics are thought to serve more as background information.
What we have done so far in WG7 around MHM;
Preparatory Readings for our Thematic Discussion on "MHM in Schools - A neglected issue";
Running Now: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue"

The discussion is supposed to only happen in Theme I and Theme II.
For this week, the discussion on "Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in School" started here and next Monday we will start another Topic on infrastructure and Monitoring in Theme II.
The idea is, that like this the two topics can continue to be discussed at the same time.

It would be great if you share some findings of the Share publication in our discussion of this week (bit.ly/2n9JLkv)!

Regards,
Mintje]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:20:05 +0000
Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21043 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21043
There are 4 posts on MHM:

Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in school
What we have done so far in WG7 around MHM
Preparatory Readings for our Thematic Discussion on "MHM in Schools - A neglected issue"
Running Now: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue"

Perhaps, you make like to group them in one thread.

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:09:06 +0000
Re: New MHM resources - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21042 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21042
I'm attaching a recent Share's publication on MHM.

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:02:52 +0000
What we have done so far in WG7 around MHM - by: CWendland http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21028-what-we-have-done-so-far-in-wg7-around-mhm#21028 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21028-what-we-have-done-so-far-in-wg7-around-mhm#21028
it is an exciting day with the MHM discussion starting today!

I wanted to raise your attention on the work we have done so far. In the WASH in Schools story collection, we have a number of stories please see here:
www.susana.org/_resources/documents/defa...320-7-1449650781.pdf
or you find them in the SuSanA Wiki searching for MHM.

We appreciate to collect more sustainable stories about this topic: if you want share your successful story please let us know,

best regards
Claudia Wendland
www.WECF.eu]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:01:32 +0000
Re: New MHM resources - by: Mintje http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21027 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21027
I also included some of the documents you mentioned in the preparatory readings below.

Looking forward to hear your thoughts on Dr. Marni Sommer's opening post on "Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in School", which is now online under Theme 1: Breaking the taboo around MHM.]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +0000
Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: Mintje http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21026 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21026
thank you for the expressed interest in our discussion.

Dr. Marni Sommer has now started our discussion on Theme 1: Breaking the taboo around MHM.

Please follow this link to join the Topic!

I'm looking forward to read your replies!]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:44:57 +0000
Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: rajesh29 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21016 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21016 Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:05:42 +0000 Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: febanisha http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21006 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21006 Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:16:49 +0000 Preparatory Readings for our Thematic Discussion on "MHM in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: Mintje http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21005 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#21005 +++BACKGROUND READINGS+++

Dear Forum Members,

To help stimulate discussion and provide general background information on the topic, we suggest the following background readings:

Introduction to MHM:

(1) House S, Mahon T & Cavill S. Menstrual Hygiene Matters: A resource for improving menstrual hygiene around the world
This resource brings together, for the first time, accurate, straightforward, non-judgmental knowledge and practice on menstrual hygiene programming from around the world to encourage the development of comprehensive and context specific approaches to menstrual hygiene. It presents comprehensive and practical guidance on what is already being implemented in different contexts to encourage replication. The resource is divided into modules, each with its own toolkit, focusing on various aspects of menstrual hygiene. Module 1: menstrual hygiene - the basics, might especially provide a valuable inside into MHM for newcomers to the topic.

(2) Sommer M & Sahin M. Overcoming the taboo: advancing the global agenda for menstrual hygiene management for schoolgirls
Inadequate water and sanitation facilities pose a major impediment to school-going girls during menstruation, compromising their ability to maintain proper hygiene and privacy. A growing focus on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) from nongovernmental organizations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other international agencies now highlights the profound impact of this problem on school-aged girls and provides the basis for a much needed research, programming, and policy agenda.

(3) SuSanA. Menstrual Hygiene Management – An overview of a neglected issue
A comprehensive link collection, which entails information about different publications introducing the topic MHM, addressing challenges and the intersectoral nature of MHM, and country specific MHM information materials that are available for download.

Further readings and country examples:

(1) UNICEF/WHO. Core questions and indicators for monitoring WASH in Schools in the Sustainable Development Goals
The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) has convened a series of working groups to review questions and indicators for monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools. This document summarizes the resulting harmonized core indicators and questions for monitoring the WASH in schools elements in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Targets 4.a, 6.1 and 6.2.

(2) SuSanA. Making WASH in Schools More Sustainable Vol. II (Chapter 2: HOW TO deal with Menstruation Hygiene Management in SCHOOLs?)
This publication is the second volume of "Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable". Similar to Volume I, it showcases various approaches, both practical and innovative, to provide sustainable WASH solutions in schools around the world. The case stories are divided into four thematic chapters. The second chapter “how to deal with menstrual hygiene management in schools” includes 4 case studies from different countries and organizations on MHM in Schools related projects.

(3) UNICEF/Columbia University. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools
The 5th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools, co-hosted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and UNICEF on 25 October 2016 provided highlights of this global effort. The overarching message from the conference was to continue to build the evidence base, to focus on moving from research to action, and to demonstrate scalable models through education systems.

(4) UNICEF/Columbia University. Report from the 3rd MHM in Ten Meeting
The third annual MHM in Ten meeting, which was held on 26 October 2016, reflected on the status of five priorities, including barriers and enablers to making progress, and introduced new topics of relevance, such as the intersection of the MHM in Ten agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the importance of addressing teacher sensitization and training on MHM, the intersection of sexual and reproductive health with MHM, and the role of addressing equity in order to make progress.


We hope that these readings provide you with a good introduction to the topic!

If you would like to add to the list, feel free to post below.

Thank you,
Mintje]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:28:10 +0000
Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: Doreen http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20964 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20964
Many thanks for informing us about the MHM TDS. I look forward to beginning the discussion. During the 1st week session, I hope that we can also focus on restrictions of some MHM products vis-a-vis specific cultural beliefs and taboos.

Many thanks and best regards,

Doreen]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +0000
Running Now: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: Mintje http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20954 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/20954-running-now-tds-12-qmenstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20954
We are excited to announce our 12th Thematic Discussion on the topic of

“Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue”

Starting on Monday, March 27, we invite you to join our 2 weeks discussion on how to address taboos and barriers regarding Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), which is part of SuSanA's Thematic Discussion Series (TDS).

While nowadays the topic is gaining more and more attention, it has widely been neglected in the past. SDG4 (education), SDG5 (gender equality) and SDG6 (water and sanitation) require female friendly sanitation facilities and available informational materials (on MHM) at schools around the globe.
Taking into account the magnitude of the population affected by issues around MHM, schools provide an ideal environment to reach girls and young women and to address taboos and misconceptions in a culturally sensitive manner.
The question, however, is how to approach the topic in a culturally sensitive manner?

Running for two weeks from Monday March 27 to Sunday April 09, we will structure our discussion along two topics:

Theme I - Breaking the taboo around MHM (March 27- April 02)
Thematic Lead: Dr. Marni Sommer (Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health)

Theme II - Infrastructural barriers and how to monitor MHM (April 03 - April 09)
Thematic Lead: Thérèse Mahon (Regional Programme Manager South Asia, WaterAid)

Follow the links above to be directed to the respective topics. For both topics, the experts will provide leadership, food for thought and a profound insight into the topic. Questions raised by Forum Users will also be addressed.

During the discussion, regular summaries of forum entries will be posted to keep you updated on our conversation.

Coordination and support to the SuSanA secretariat with this thematic discussion will be done by Katrin Dauenhauer (Independent consultant), Jan Schlenk (GIZ), and Mintje Büürma (GIZ). For any questions, please post on the forum or contact us directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We look forward to your contributions and an enriching discussion on MHM in Schools.


Kind regards,
Mintje Büürma

SuSanA Thematic Discussion Series Coordinator
Bonn, Germany]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:28:21 +0000
Re: New MHM resources - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20851 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20851
This is a very useful website. The aspect that I like the most, is that, it is simple and easy-to-navigate site. Resources are located conveniently. One can see publications in Hindi and other languages.

I wish, they have one button for thematic areas.

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:57:26 +0000
New MHM resources - by: inajurga http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20833 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/281-thematic-discussion-12-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-schools--a-neglected-issue/21005-preparatory-readings-for-our-thematic-discussion-on-qmhm-in-schools-a-neglected-issueq#20833
just want to highlight a few new MHM Resources:

  • Chandra-Mouli, V.; Patel, S.V. (WHO): Mapping the knowledge and understanding of menarche, menstrual hygiene and menstrual health among adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries
  • Unicef: WASH In schools empowers girls education. Proceedings of the 5th MHM Virtual conference
  • Unicef, Columbia University: MHM in 10 Meeting report



All and many more can be found on the Menstrual Hygiene Day website dedicated to collection of resources: http://menstrualhygieneday.org/resources-mhm/]]>
Thematic Discussion 12 “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue” Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:28:58 +0000