Yesterday, on Menstrual Hygiene Day, we commemorated and celebrated the The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) year long Menstrual Health campaign in partnership with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a UNOPS hosted entity, from January 2019 to November 2020.
The partnership came together to support capacity development on Menstrual Hygiene Management through mass awareness campaigns, short term trainings, Training of Trainers (ToT’s), safe spaces for dialogue, better known as “MHM Labs,” as well as brought faith-based organizations and communities together to scale education, outreach and awareness on MHM.
The campaign focused on to enable and strengthen:
- Universal sanitation access leaving no one behind
- Break the silence around menstruation, address stigmas and taboos that prevent access/awareness about the menstrual cycle, menstrual health and hygiene
- Help ensure that government policies prioritize equal access to sanitation for women, girls, and marginalized individuals and groups.