Thematic Discussion 12 - Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue

For more information, please visit the discussion on the SuSanA Forum.

The 12th thematic discussion focuses on MHM in schools (part of SuSanA's Thematic Discussion Series (TDS))

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA), in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is holding a two week thematic discussion to address the topic of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in schools.

Thematic Leads

Dr. Marni Sommer – Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Thérèse Mahon - Regional Programme Manager South Asia, WaterAid

Content

While nowadays the topic gains more and more attention, it has widely been neglected in the past. SDG4 (education), SDG5 (gender equality) and SDG6 (water and sanitation) demand for female friendly sanitation facilities and available information materials at schools around the globe.

Taking into account the magnitude of 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 27th to Sunday April 09th 2017 on the SuSanA online discussion forum, the discussion will look at the following two areas:

Week 1: Breaking the taboo around MHM (Dr. Marni Sommer)

Week 2: Infrastructural barriers and how to monitor MHM (Thérèse Mahon)

For more information on the topic: Menstrual Hygiene Management – An overview of a neglected issue (a SuSanA publication) and Making WASH in Schools More Sustainable Vol. II (Chapter 2: HOW TO deal with Menstruation Hygiene Management in SCHOOLs?) are available for download in the SuSanA Library..

The main outcomes of the discussion are covered in the synthesis report

Photo Credit: © Ivan Sarenas / GIZ Regional Fit for School Programme

 

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