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Lawmakers unanimously agreed to push for policies and direct actions to ensure safe and adequate sanitation for women

The strategies explicitly include Menstrual Hygiene Management in their goals

Findings of a new UN Women/WSSCC study in Niger on MHM practices were presented at a side event during CSW61.

The lack of adequate sanitation and waste systems presents a considerable challenge for sustainable waste management across Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa alone hosts more than 29 per cent of the world’s displaced people, numbering more than 20 million people.

Researchers gathered discussed objectives and actions for an MHM pilot study.

UN Women and WSSCC are holding a five day workshop to train key stakeholders on MHM in Cameroon.

Menstruation and menstrual hygiene are emerging as pivotal issues for gender equality, human rights and development.

In November 2015, UN Women and WSSCC launched the results of a study on menstrual hygiene in Yaounde, Cameroon at an event attended by government officials, members of the diplomatic community and civil society organizations. Titled “Menstrual Hygiene Management: Behaviour and Practices in Kye-Ossi and Bamoungoum, Cameroon”, the study is the third in a series […]

Yaoundé, 2 November, 2015. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Cameroon in partnership with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) will officially launch the results of a study on menstrual hygiene in Cameroon on Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Yaoundé. The study titled “Menstrual Hygiene […]

Bertoua, Cameroon: 2 October 2015. Field staff of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and a plethora of other Humanitarian experts working with female refugees from the Central African Republic in some seven refugee camps in eastern Cameroon have warned of a possible outbreak of vaginal infections […]

Studies reveal that women and girls lack access to clean water, private spaces for managing their menstruation, and functioning toilets.

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WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation ...

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Coinciding with global agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this issue of the Information Letter focuses on: efforts in Niger to incorporate gender issues in new national strategy and policy processes; menstrual hygiene management (MHM) training for humanitarian actors working in refugee camps in Cameroon; highlights from World Water Week in Stockholm; and Joint Programme actions to encourage the development of participatory and inclusive MHM training and collaboration tools for West and Central African users.Programme conjoint « Genre, hygiène et assainissement » Lettre d’information nº 6 - Coïncidant avec l’accord mondial sur les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), cette édition de la Lettre d’information aborde les thèmes suivants : les efforts déployés au Niger pour intégrer les questions de genre dans la nouvelle stratégie nationale et l’élaboration des politiques publiques ; l’organisation d’une formation en gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) pour les acteurs humanitaires qui travaillent dans les camps de réfugiés au Cameroun ; les temps forts de la Semaine mondiale de l’eau à Stockholm; et les actions entreprises par le Programme conjoint pour encourager le développement d’outils de formation et de collaboration participatifs et inclusifs en matière de GHM à l’intention des utilisateurs d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) – Studies on Behaviour and Pra...

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At present, there are no public policies in West or Central Africa mentioning menstrual hygiene management. Under the UN Women/Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) joint programme, ˮGender, Hygiene and Sanitationˮ a survey, combined with focus groups discussion and interviews, was conducted in the Louga region of Senegal, in June 2014. The outcomes of this study provided critical information about menstrual hygiene management knowledge and practices in the region.Briefing Note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Louga Region, SenegalÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Louga, SénégalNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Louga, SénégalThe study of menstrual hygiene management in the Kedougou region (Senegal) is the second in a series of research studies undertaken by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women as part of the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa. Available information on menstrual hygiene management, (MHM) is extremely limited and behaviour and practices are largely undocumented. The study’s main objective is to establish a database of information on public policies, behaviour and practices with regard to menstrual hygiene management and to analyse their impact on the living conditions of women and girls in this largely rural and impoverished region of Senegal.Briefing Note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Kedougou Region, SenegalÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Kédougou, SénégalNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Kédougou, SénégalThis study is the third in a series by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women within the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa. The study focused on two localities with different socio-cultural profiles: Kye-Ossi in the south and Bamoungoum in the west. It reports on the current state of MHM-related practices and behaviours and analyses infrastructure and public policies. Additionally the study investigates the availability and relevance of information on MHM and evaluates the impact of the situation on people’s living conditions, their health, educational levels and the employment of women and girls.Briefing note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Kye-Ossi and Bamoungoum Regions, Cameroon – Findings and recommendationsÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle dans les régions de Kyé-Ossi et Bamoungoum, CamerounNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle dans les régions de Kyé-Ossi et Bamoungoum, Cameroun