Afghanistan: first ever Girls Hygiene Day

KABUL, Afghanistan, 30 AUGUST 2017 – The first ever ‘Girls’ Hygiene Day’ in Afghanistan was marked today with a high level event at the Marble Palace under the slogan, ‘Nothing can stop me going to school’, to raise national awareness of the importance of girls’...

Menstrual Hygiene a Human Rights Issue

Human Rights Watch and WASH United released a guide for aid and development groups and others who work with women and girls, to address human rights in menstrual hygiene in their programming. DOWNLOAD Most women and girls will menstruate every month between menarche...

Nepalese Parliament criminalised use of menstrual huts

The use of ‘menstrual huts’ to banish women from their homes has been criminalised by the Nepalese Parliament after a unanimous vote on Wednesday.   The new law that will come into effect next year stipulates a three month jail sentence or a 3,000 rupee fine...

Menstrual Hygiene Management Innovation Challenge

Unicef celebrated the most innovative initiatives of menstrual hygiene management at the Menstrual Hygiene Management Innovation Challenge in Pakistan. Here are the 7 most distinct projects and their prizes, congratulations!   The first prize goes to: The PMS...

Austria (Österreich): Umfrage zur Menstruation unter Jugendlichen

Umfrage zu Menstruation unter Jugendlichen zeigt: Jungs ist das Thema peinlich und Mädchen wissen nicht über ihren Körper Bescheid 1.100 Jugendliche zu Wissensstand und Einstellung zum Thema Menstruation befragt: 17% der Mädchen und 34% der Jungen wissen nicht, was...

U-reporters: Engaging Young People in Real Time for Real Results

U-reporters: Engaging Young People in Real Time for Real Results For Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28, 2017), U-Reporters were polled regarding the impact menstruation on their work or school attendance and the level of menstrual education they had received. Earlier in...