MHH in emergencies webinar series 2023-2025

In partnership with the German WASH Network, virtual learning events on relevant WASH sector issues and trends in the humanitarian sector will be organised in 2023, 2024 and 2025 – the so-called „WASH Sessions“. In this series, WASH United organises the sessions on the topic of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) in emergencies. In a 1-2 hour online format, experts will present the latest learnings and shed some more light on various MHH issues and trends with plenty of room for Q&A and joint discussions with participants.

Education about menstruation in emergencies

6 December 2023

Background:

What are successful approaches to educating and empowering women and girls around MHH in a humanitarian setting? How can negative attitudes surrounding menstruation be challenged? These and other questions will be the focus of the “WASH sessions” on menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) on 6 Decembe 2023. Practitioners explained how they plan and implement menstrual education for girls, for people with disabilities and their peers and how to create awareness in communities to break taboos and stigma. This was followed by discussion with participants.

 

Recording of the session:

Agenda and speakers:

  • Insight and Approaches for Menstrual Hygiene Awareness in Lebanon: Salam Ramdan, WaSH Programme Officer, UNICEF Lebanon
  • Éducation des filles à la GHM à l’école et expérience sur l’éducation au sein de la communauté: Jolie Agenorwoth Ucaya, Assistante Technique Peripherique -WASH, Malteser International, DR Congo
  • One Million Sustainable Pad campaign: Dr Marwa Tageldin & Mihad Abdalla Abbakar, Let’s Talk Period, Sudan
  • Improving menstrual health for adolescents with disabilities during emergencies: Dr Jane Wilbur, Assistant Professor (Disability and WASH), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Download:

Resources shared during the webinar:

Menstrual Hygiene Management Education Guide: https://www.wash-united.org/mhm-guide/mhm-guide.html

MHH for people with disabilities:

Fundraiser for the 1million pad campaign Sudan, starting on 12th December: