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Supporting the Rights of Girls and Women through Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in the East Asia and Pacific Region

Joint initiative of the Education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programmes – UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office February 2016 Realities, Progress and Opportunities
rapport Feb 2016 ; 228 pages
Ed. UNICEF - Bangkok
Téléchargeable sous format: PdF (4 260 ko)
Women and girls continue to be subjected to multiple challenges when it comes to menstrual hygiene management (MHM), due to things like taboos; norms and practices; a lack of access to accurate information; poor access to sanitary products and poor access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene facilities. The real life consequences of this, can affect a girl’s education, as well as some of her other rights, including her right to equality, health and dignity. In order to deepen the understanding on challenges and opportunities on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), UNICEF’s WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) team in the East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) undertook a comprehensive overview and analysis of the experiences of girls and women, to establish the current status of MHM programming and action across the region. This review not only focuses on the school context linked to WASH in Schools (WinS) programming, but also explores MHM in relation to out-of-school youth, at community level, in humanitarian contexts and in the workplace.
This Regional Synthesis Report provides a comprehensive overview of how girls accommodate their menses in schools, as well as the perceptions of women and girls, and men and boys about this topic; it also highlights the range of experiences and initiatives through global WinS programmes and active support of improving WASH in Schools in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAPR). The report also contributes to a greater understanding of what persisting barriers still need to be addressed.

Mots clefs:

droit à l'assainissement (CI) (DT) (OP) , droit à l'eau (CI) (DT) (OP) , genre (CI) (DT) (OP) , hygiène menstruelle (CI) (DT) (OP)


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