Pandemics & Menstrual Health & Hygiene Management

New resources at the intersection of MHM and Covid-19 Nearly everyone doing social good work around the world seems to be scrambling madly at the moment. Organizations are trying to find ways to continue to make progress towards their original goals, while also rising to address emergent needs resulting from Covid-19 and the effects of community closures among the the populations they serve.  Moreover, most organizations are doing so under suddenly tightened financial constraints, with severely restricted mobility. There are still more questions than answers about how to best deal with this rapidly changing situation. However, with remarkable speed, a number of reports and webinars have emerged to…

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New Malala Fund Report on Educational Attainment for Girls During Pandemics

What can earlier pandemics tell us about the likely effects of school closures on the education of girls? Written & Edited by Dhwani Kharel, IMHER Research Assistant Many of those who work on global menstrual health and hygiene issues are partly motivated by the idea of promoting girls’ empowerment through educational access and success. Those goals may be compromised by a public health crisis like Covid-19, since school closures can have disproportionately negative effects on the educational trajectories of girls.  While the global scale of the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in the modern era, there is some precedent for how school closures can affect girls.  In particular, there are some lessons…

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