Menstrual Hygiene Matters: A Resource for Improving Menstrual Hygiene Around the World

January 2012

This SHARE and WaterAid-funded manual aims to address the knowledge gaps related to menstrual hygiene, and help break down the taboos which prevent women and girls from talking openly about the subject. The manual brings together examples of good menstrual hygiene practice from around the world, while providing guidance on building competence and confidence to break the silence surrounding the issue. It also encourages increased engagement in advocacy on menstrual hygiene. The resource is comprised of nine modules and toolkits covering key aspects of menstrual hygiene in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies. It is available in low- and high-resolution versions, and individual sections can also be downloaded separately.

This resource is the result of a highly collaborative effort which was also co-published by 18 organisations.

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PublisherZana Africa, World Vision, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Water for People, WASH Advocates, WASHplus, USAID, UNICEF, Tearfund, she, Save the Children, Plan UK, OXFAM, International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), Care, Action Against Hunger & WaterAid
ThemesGender, Hygiene, Menstrual health and hygiene

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