This document provides guidance for staff from UNICEF Supply Division and Programme Division (WASH, Education, and Protection sections) on the selection and procurement of appropriate materials and supplies for menstrual hygiene management, particularly during humanitarian response.
Impact evaluations focused on school absenteeism commonly use school records of untested quality or expensive spot-check data.
Management of menstruation can present substantial challenges to girls in low-income settings.
This dispatch aims to share lessons learned from the process of developing instruments to measure school participation, stress, and self-efficacy – outcomes that qualitatively link to girls’ experiences managing menstruation in school.
For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education.
Menstral health management (MHM) has gained greater attention in recent years.
For girls and women globally, access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is critical for their sexual and reproductive health and for gender equality.
The UK is one of the richest countries in the world.
In many developing countries, girls lack the knowledge, support and resources (facilities and sanitary materials) to manage their menstruation with confidence and without shame. In Fiji, there is a lack of information regarding menstrual hygiene management (MHM).
This review provides an overview of MHM policies and programmes in the ESA region, with a focus on education, school and community-based sexuality education, WASH, sexual and reproductive health, workplace support and humanitarian programming, as well as opening up the discussion regarding margin