Menstrual Hygiene Management

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Menstruation is a normal biological process and a key sign of reproductive health, yet in many cultures it is treated as something negative, shameful or dirty. The continued silence around menstruation combined with limited access to information at home and in schools results in millions of women and girls having very little  knowledge about what is happening to their bodies when they menstruate and how to deal with it. A study from UNICEF revealed that 1 out of 3 girls in South Asia knew nothing about menstruation prior to getting it while 48% of girls in Iran and 10% of girls in India believe that menstruation is a disease (WaterAid 2013, Menstrual Hygiene Matters).

 

Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Human rights

WASH United is founded on the recognition that having access to a toilet to shit in privacy and with dignity and to be able to drink clean water has nothing to do with charity. Those are basic human rights. Learn more about the cutting-edge work of our human rights team to promote the realization of the rights to water and sanitation by helping to set standards at international level and developing innovative new approaches to integrating human rights into WASH in Schools interventions.