I am pleased to inform you that the Dgroup on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools (MHM), will be organizing an email discussion on MHM called: “Breaking the Silence, what’s next?”
As you know, there has been a storm of activity and developments around the topic of MHM over the past 2-3 years. Many organizations in the sector have worked very hard to generate evidence, put the topic on the agenda of schools, local governments, national governments, development organizations etc. A lot of research has been done to generate detailed evidence about menstrual hygiene practices, barriers, the effects on girls’ well-being, education and reproductive health. It is encouraging that so much recognition of the importance of this topic has been achieved in so many countries across the world. We need this type of good news!
Of course there is still a lot to be done, in communities, schools and different countries. However, we also feel that it is timely to reflect on different approaches, lessons learned and long term sustainability of MHM efforts.
We will discuss the following three blocks:
Week 1 25th November to 1st December MHM at Scale: What does it mean to take MHM to scale?
Week 2 2nd – 8th December Sustainability of MHM: How can we ensure long-term sustainable access for girls in terms of facilities, menstrual materials and information?
Week 3 9th December – 15th December 2015 Scope of MHM: Should MHM programmes seek to contribute to equal opportunities for girls after they leave school?