WASH in Schools Empowers Girls' Education: Tools for Assessing Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools
Girls who are menstruating often do not have their needs fully met in their school environment. Many may face challenges managing menses in school that affect their overall educational experience. Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) has been recognized as a specific focus to be prioritized in schools. Stakeholders at the 2012 Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools Virtual Conference recognized and agreed that guidelines for minimum standards on school-based menstrual hygiene management interventions were urgently needed to ameliorate the challenges that girls face in school related to menstruation (to access the conference report, see www.unicef.org/wash/schools).