MH Webinar Series 2018
- Webinar 1: The issue, evidence and gaps
- Webinar 2: Solutions to improve knowledge, attitudes, and practices
- Webinar 3: Creating access to menstrual products
- Webinar 4: Infrastructure solutions
- Webinar 5: Advocating for MH
Menstrual hygiene: the issue, evidence and gaps
Date: 31 May
Description: Discuss the current state of MHM on the global stage – the issue, current evidence and existing gaps. We will discuss evidence-informed programming for MH, and what is important to take into account. We will share examples of evidence-based programmes and rigorous evaluation of MH programmes.
Thematic presenter /moderator: Marni Sommer, Columbia University / Kristie Urich, WorldVision
Topic presenter 1: Megan White Mukuria, Zana Africa
Topic presenter 2: Lidwien Sol, Maastricht University/ Erasmus University (Ritu programme Bangladesh)
Audio recording: https://vimeo.com/272825204
Solutions to improve knowledge, practices and attitude
Date: 7 June
Description: Starting from a global discourse on menstruation, we will discuss taboos surrounding menstruation in different parts of the world. Following this, we will explore solutions to address limiting norms and values and barriers to knowledge and education. We will share different methodological approaches tailored for adolescent girls and boys and discuss strategies for scaling vs. localized interventions.
Thematic presenters/moderators: Chris Bobel
Topic presenter 1: Nirmala Nair, WASH United (India)
Topic presenter 2: Bosun Jang, Sesame Workshop (USA)
Audio recordings: https://vimeo.com/273919486
Creating access to menstrual products
Date: 14 June
Description: Starting from the different needs and expectations of women and girls regarding menstrual products in different countries, we will explore gaps in access to these products. We will explore examples of sustainable market-based distribution systems and (sustainable) locally produced products.
Thematic presenters/moderators: Nancy Mueller, PATH
Topic presenter 1: Wonder Mafuta, World Vision (Somalia)
Topic presenter 2: Charu Agarwal, Dharma Life (India)
Infrastructure solutions for MH
Date: 21 June 2018
Description: Starting from the specific needs of women and girls regarding WASH facilities, especially during their menstruation, we will share good practices in terms of WASH infrastructural design and disposal at institutional level, with a focus on female-friendly design. We will also explore how the SDG WASH in Schools monitoring framework addresses MHM infrastructure indirectly in the core indicators and directly in the expanded indicators.
Moderator: Thérèse Mahon, WaterAid
Thematic presenter : Bella Monse, GIZ
Topic presenter 1: Hashim Khan, GIZ Pakistan
Topic presenter 2: Arundati Muralidharan, WaterAid India
Audio recording: https://vimeo.com/276271838
Advocating for MH
Date: 11 July Live broadcast from a side event at the HLPF, New York
Description: The final webinar will discuss relevance and opportunities to advocate for MH. We will explore how to link international advocacy across sectors as well as how to link national advocacy to advocacy on a global level. We will share some good practices on advocacy on national level and identify opportunities to work together.
- Inga Winkler, Colombia University
- Irene Gai, WSSCC
- Mahbuba Kumkum, Simavi Bangladesh
Audi recordings: https://vimeo.com/279541281