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Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools: 30 Oct 2018


“In 2024, girls around the world are knowledgeable about and comfortable with their menstruation, and are able to manage their menses in school in a comfortable, safe and dignified way.”

This is the vision of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Ten which is hosting its annual virtual conference this week, bringing together an estimated 1000 partners from 60 countries across the world. Founded jointly by UNICEF and Columbia University in 2014, the MHM in Ten meeting aims to map out a ten-year agenda for MHM in schools to mitigate challenges face by menstruating girls.

The virtual conference, scheduled for 30 October 2018 during the University of North Carolina’s annual Water and Health Conference will highlight the latest research and programming on menstrual health and hygiene from around the world. The panels this year range from, ‘Situation analysis of MHM in schools in South Asia’ to ‘Making the vase for MHM in schools: A bottom-up approach to measuring program Success.’  For a full list of sessions, see the agenda.

The meeting will bring together NGOs, academics, donors, UN agencies and many others, to address five key priorities:

  1. Build a strong cross-sectoral evidence base for MHM in schools, prioritising policies and resource allocation and programming at scale.
  2. Develop and disseminate guidelines for MHM in schools with minimum standards, indicators and strategies for adaptation, adoption and implementation at all levels.
  3. Advance the movement through a comprehensive, evidence-based advocacy platform that generates policies, funding and action across the spectrum.
  4. Allocate responsibility to designated governments for the provision of MHM in schools (including adequate budget and monitoring and evaluation) and reporting to global constituents. 

The virtual conference is free of charge. Attendees will be able to connect with participants from around the world.

Register for the conference here.


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