Good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays a fundamental role in enabling women and girls to reach their full potentiaI. Every year Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28th) offers the opportunity for development organizations and actors from across several sectors to engage in action, advocacy and knowledge-sharing around menstrual hygiene management. This year please join the CRS Education, Gender and Water sectors for a webinar at 8:30 to 10am on Monday, May 7 on the global and CRS efforts to address MHM. The webinar will feature:
Dr. Marni Sommer, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Colombia University and global health and development expert. Dr. Sommer will speak about the latest research on MHM and her work on the development of a global MHM strategy
Tiruset Haile, Deputy Chief of Party, Gender & Youth for CRS Ethiopia’s Development Food Security Assistance (DFSA) program who will share CRS Ethiopia’s efforts to address MHM in the “Girls Empowerment Program”.
Ghislain Mukuna, Program Manager, ADMIRE project, CRS DRC, who will speak about the three studies underway to examine the MHM constraints faced by young women in 3 contexts in the DRC – peri-urban, stable rural and an emergency context.
Mélanie Tekounti Sefande, Food For Education (FFE) Sustainability Manager will speak about a barrier analysis related to MHM, annual MH Day events, and puberty education implemented as part of FFE Benin.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion.