GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The African Women’s Development Fund

SUMMARY: The African Women’s Development Fund has announced that it is accepting applications for grants which a number of African menstrual health or hygiene organizations are likely to be eligible. If your MH organization is woman-led and primarily staffed by women, and if it is based in an African country (especially North Africa, the Sahel, or Francophone West Africa), an August 2020 application for this quite-sizeable grant may be worth considering.

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Covid-19 and Menstrual Hygiene Challenges: A Webinar Report

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.

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More Upcoming Webinars

The days before, during, and after Menstrual Hygiene Day / May 28 always tend to be a busy time for those who do work related to menstrual health. This year features many different webinars and events, some pertaining to Covid-19, and some not. Here, we feature a selection of them: May 21, 2020 – 8th Virtual Conference on MHM in Schools, with the theme “Innovation in MHM: Putting Girls at the Center” (link) May 26 – “Menstrual Health – Lessons from the Field” (link) A webinar on “why funders and practitioners should invest in a cross-sectoral approach to addressing menstrual health May 27 –   “Menstrual Health Responses to…

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Upcoming Webinar on May 27

On May 27, join many who do MHM work at the 90-minute webinar “Menstrual Health Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Have We Learnt?” This is an event spearheaded by Days for Girls in conjunction with the UNFPA and the ACMHM. IMHER is an honorary host of the event, along with several other MHM organizations. It will feature many different speakers from across the region. Additionally, the timing of the meeting – the day before MH Day – can help to create a sense of community among those doing menstrual hygiene work that could otherwise be missed in the absence on conferences and in-person meetings during the…

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Upcoming Webinar: The Impact of Covid-19 on Women and Vulnerable Groups

This webinar sponsored by the All-Africa Students Union just came to our attention (“Impact of Covid-19 on Women & Vulnerable Groups: What Issues Should Drive Policy Making?”) It will be held on April 24, 2020 at 11:00 GMT, see details in photos accompanying this post. With an interesting line up of speakers, virtual attendance may prove to be useful for those doing menstrual hygiene work in African countries.

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