MHM Working Group Pakistan is celebrating the Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016 and its theme “#MenstruationsMatters to Everyone, Everywhere” by organising a series of activities on 26 May 2016.
The day will commence with remarks from representatives of leading humanitarian organisations, followed by a theater performance on the challenges faced by adolescent girls of Pakistan during their menstrual cycle. A panel discussion will follow, focusing on how the Health, Education, and Sanitation of adolescent girls is impacted by lack of proper MHM facilities. Panelists include government representatives from across the country delving into much needed solutions to tackle the taboo and associated problems that females, especially young adolescent girls, face. Meanwhile, a poster exhibition will also be displayed at the venue, comprising of posters painted and submitted by school children in Pakistan, and the best of these will be awarded with Prizes.
The event has been organized by the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group, which is a coalition of humanitarian organisations working to champion Menstrual Hygiene rights in Pakistan with the vision to create a society where girls/women can manage their specific water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs, with special focus on menstruation, with safety, dignity, privacy and pride. It comprises of MOCC, UNICEF, UN-Habitat, WaterAid, MuslimAid, Plan International, PIEDAR, Save the Children, IRC, Hands, IRSP, RSPN, Agahe, NRSP, AHKMT, WSSCC, and UNGEI.