Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in school

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Dear Mintje,
I want to emphasized that these taboos and deeply rooted negative attitude, restrictions and harmful practices surrounding menstruation is cultural, traditional and religious band.
For some years we at Daniel Iroegbu Global Health Foundation in partnerships with WSSCC have been mobilizing and engaging the traditional leaders on "Breaking the Silent on Menstruation" and Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management for social transformation.
We engaging and partner with the religious leaders and organizations (This weekend we will be breaking the silent on menstruation at Edem-Ani, Nsukka Local government Nigeria in collaboration with the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria Edem- Ani Mission Parish and from 17-22nd April 2017 our team will be in Ububra,Ububra Local government in partnerships with Ububra Urban Ministers Forum to administer Vitamin A supplementation and deworming among under-5 children and to break the silent on menstruation and train the community/Church members on improving MH practice.
For a while now we been engaging the schools and the media on breaking the silent on menstruation and improving menstrual hygiene management.
There is this popular August Women Meeting normally held in August, we use the same medium to breaking the silent on menstruation and improving menstrual hygiene. It involves the Bishops and clergy wives and the older women. We engaged them as agent of social transformation on improving menstrual hygiene management.





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We as well mobilize the religious organizations youths as agents of social transformation against harmful practices, restrictions and taboos surrounding menstruation and menstrual hygiene management

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Dear Daniel,

A recent (Jan 2017) publication by UN Women and WSSCC titled Menstrual hygiene management: the experience of nomadic and sedentary populations in Niger, available at wsscc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Men...lations-in-Niger.pdf , says:

If better informed, women and girls can fully participate in society and the economy and lead active lives in school, work and leisure. This means that MHM must be clearly articulated in public policies and national strategies with associated budgets and monitoring systems. The capacity to implement such policies is as essential as the services that women and girls can use with total confidence.

This shows that it is the advocacy that is required, if menstrual hygiene management is to be made effective. The advocacy has to be effective, as half-baked advocacy that does not directly target the population, which is intended to be targetted, will not be effective, and will only be a waste of time and money.

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Dear Mr. Daniel,

On this link: www.helvetas.org/news_blog/publication/water___sanitation.cfm
you will find Helvetas Behavior Change Manual. This is a good 35pp document, which in addition, gives the basics of behaviour change.

I trust, you will find the publication interesting.

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Dear all,

I want to thank everyone, who participated in this enriching discussion!

We will oficially end the discussion now and start to prepare a Synthesis Report, that we will then share with you all.

Please don't hesitate to further continue the discussion nevertheless!


Thanks everyone!

Have a great weekend ahead!

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Thanks everyone for the great contributions on this topic the last few weeks, and for the SuSanA team for proposing it! We look forward to learning from any additional posts that are made!
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Dear discussion participants,

We are happy to announce that the synthesis report of our discussion on MHM in Schools is close to being published on SuSanA. Thank you again for your valuable inputs and the vivid discussion.

As you may know, we usually include a list of contributors, including information on their affiliation and country, at the end of the summaries of our thematic discussions.

As we are missing some of that information, we wanted to give you a chance to complete or correct your information.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to provide the missing details.
We are happy to add this information to the report before publishing.

All requests for changes have to be provided by Sunday, August 13, 6 pm CST.


Please take a look at the following list:



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Dear Mintje,
Is the synthesis report available and the link.
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Dear all,

The synthesis of our thematic discussion on MHM in Schools is now available!

Attached please find the PDF. We will also upload it in the SuSanA library soon.

Thank you for your interest and participation!

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Re: Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in school

Dear Ms. Mintje,

The report has been nicely laid out, with good clarity, filled with very useful information, and with rational sub-headings.

The report, however, should have given photographs of Dr. Katrin Dauenhauer, Mintje Büürma, Jan Schlenk, on the last page.


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Re: Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in school

Dear Mintje

Greetings,

This is a clarification on the list. Kindly note i preffer using the names Linda Lilian instead of Linda Semana. The organisation is SIMAVI and the location is Uganda.

Thanks for the report,

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Dear Mintje


Basing on the names used in the report, perhaps on the list Linda Lilian Semana would suffice.


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