An online panel discussion with a focus on Kenya and Tanzania on Wed, Feb 23 TOPIC: Understanding the Menstrual Health Landscape in East Africa: Learning from MH policies and programs in Kenya and Tanzania SPONSORS: Days for Girls,, the Irise Institute, the The Government of Uganda, and African Women’s Development Fund SPEAKERS: See speakers listed on photo below DATE: 23 Feb 2022 TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM EAT (i.e. 7:00 am GMT / 2:00 am EST) REGISTRATION LINK: http://shorturl.at/cyA35 (or swipe the QR code below)
PROGRAM NAME: Lightful’s BRIDGE programme (Building Resilience in Digital Growth and Engagement) SPONSORS: The Case for Her, WASH United, BRIDGE, and MH Day. COST: No charge (The Case for Her will be subsidizing the training costs for selected applicants) DEADLINE: 18th February 2022 (11:59 GMT) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (written by the MH Day Secretariat): “Lightful’s BRIDGE programme (Building Resilience in Digital Growth and Engagement) is designed to help you use digital channels to campaign, showcase your impact, build your online community, and increase your fundraising and media skills. Over the period of six months, you’ll access a series of masterclasses that will teach you how to make the most…
The Gender, Adolescent Transitions, and Environment (GATE) Program at Columbia University led by Professor Marni Sommer has released an online edX course entitled “Menstruation in a Global Context: Addressing Policy and Practice.” Details about the course can be found here. The course is estimated to take 14 weeks to complete, based on 2-3 hours of work spent on it per week. It covers the following topics: Menstruation as a Public Health and Human Rights Issue Review of Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) Evidence and Gaps MHH Programming for Adolescent Girls The MHH Experiences of Women in Low-Resource Settings MHH Policy and Advocacy MHH Response in Humanitarian Emergencies Inclusive…
On Tuesday, September 14th, at 12 pm CEST, WASH United will host a Zoom webinar discussion about their MHM Education Guide. The session will focus on this resource, and how partners have been using it in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Key resources pertaining to MHM in emergency preparedness, including links to information stemming from a recent webinar on the topic.
In honor of MH Day, Days for Girls – in conjunction with several honorary cosponsors (of which IMHER is one) – will be sponsoring an interactive webinar about the effect of the pandemic on refugees with respect to menstruation. The webinar will be held on May 26 6:00-7:00 am UTC. Click here to register, and to read a description of the event. After the event, the IMHER research team will be contributing to a post-webinar report that will focus on key takeaways from the discussion. Additionally, Days for Girls will record and post the proceedings after the event, for those who are unable to attend.
From considering the role government can play on a macro-level of setting national agendas, to the specifics of what it means to design a building that is MHM-conscious, the panelists each contributed to a dynamic conversation on how to improve menstrual equity through policy shifts and standards. Here we will be focusing on a selection of key ideas that emerged from the discussion.
On Thursday, Feb 25, from 10:00-11:00 AM EAT, Days for Girls and the African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management will co-host a Zoom Webinar focused on menstrual health policy in East and Southern Africa. The webinar will feature a number of speakers working on menstrual health issues and policy in the region. IMHER is an honorary co-host of the event.
On Tuesday, November 24, starting at 9:30 AM EST (UTC-5) / 16:30 SAST (UTC+2), the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa, UNFPA and UN Women will hold a virtual dialogue on the role of traditional leaders in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights through Facebook Live.
On May 27, Days for Girls, the UNFPA, and the ACMHM brought together participants from around the world to consider the intersection of menstrual health and hygiene work and Covid-19 in Africa. In this post, we focus on a selection of key ideas coming forth from the event that are specific to the MHM/Covid-19 intersection that many MH-focused organizations are grappling with right now.