Menstrual hygiene matters
'Menstrual hygiene matters' is an essential resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in low- and middle-income countries.
To manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity, it is essential that women and girls have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene; but it's currently a neglected issue.
The nine modules and tools in Menstrual hygiene matters cover key aspects of menstrual hygiene in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies.
This comprehensive resource:
- Brings together examples of good menstrual hygiene practice from around the world
- Provides guidance on building competence and confidence to break the silence surrounding the issue
- Encourages increased engagement in advocacy on menstrual hygiene
In her foreword, Catarina De Albuquerque, former UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, states:
This resource brings together, for the first time, accurate, straightforward, non-judgemental knowledge and practice on menstrual hygiene programming from around the world to encourage the development of comprehensive and context-specific approaches to menstrual hygiene.