Water Aid

Menstrual hygiene matters: A resource for improving menstrual hygiene around the world

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This is a comprehensive resource on menstrual hygiene that supports the development of context-specific information for improving practices for women and girls in lower- and middle-income countries.

Organisation Location

Global

Intervention Location

Global

Programme Approach

Other

Description

Menstrual hygiene matters is a comprehensive, educational resource guide which provides nine modules and toolkits covering key aspects of menstrual hygiene in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies. The main purpose of this resource is to provide a comprehensive resource on menstrual hygiene that supports the development of context-specific information for improving practices for women and girls in lower- and middle-income countries. It brings together examples of good menstrual hygiene practice from around the world, related to policies, strategies, programmes and interventions. It provides guidance on building the competence and confidence of WASH and other sector staff to start engaging in menstrual hygiene and break the silence surrounding the issue. Lastly, it encourages increased engagement in advocacy on menstrual hygiene and encouraging relevant sectors to collaborate for effective advocacy and implementation. This resource was created by Water Aid through a collaboration with a variety of practitioners and experts in the field.