WSSCC to participate in first National Menstrual Hygiene Management Conference in Uganda

Date: 10th August 2014

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Menstrual Hygiene Management has been noted as a challenge worldwide where women and girls are deprived of both the materials and support required to manage the natural flow. According to a joint study in 2013 carried out by SNV-Netherlands Development Organization and IRC-International Water and Sanitation Center on menstrual management in Uganda, women and girls – especially those in school and in rural settings – suffer mostly from a social stigma and a lack of services and facilities to help them cope with the challenges of menstruation.

Credit: WSSCC/UN Women/Javier Acebal

Credit: WSSCC/UN Women/Javier Acebal

It is in this regard and also in the quest for establishing information resources that the 2014 National Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Conference is being organised from 14 to 15 August 2014 at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The conference, which is being spearheaded by different stakeholders with interest in menstrual hygiene management, aims to champion the theme “Break the Silence: Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management” which is in line with the goal of International  Menstrual Hygiene Day, creating awareness around menstrual hygiene management and enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.

Join NETWAS Uganda, WSSCC and other partners for this exciting event and learn about practical approaches and tools to achieve healthier, affordable and better results for menstrual hygiene management in schools, institutions and communities.

For more information on the event, visit the MHM Conference website.

For more information about WSSCC’s participation at the MHM Conference in Kampala, please get in touch with Elizabeth Wamera, WSSCC Programme Support Officer for Networking and Knowledge Management: Elizabeth.Wamera@wsscc.org

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