Improving menstrual hygiene in Malawian schools

The project aims to end stigma and discrimination against adolescent girls who have started menstruation by promoting positive support for them. UNICEF is focusing on schools that have already benefited from improved WASH services through the living schoolyard projects (2016-2020) in order to address the issue of access to water and sanitation facilities.

Project updates

  • A national training manual on MHM for teachers, school stakeholders and learners was developed.

  • Pre-testing of the training manual was conducted.

  • Over one million people reached through digital engagement activities including a week-long social media campaign, and paid media stories.

  • 2,000 girls received sanitary pads and supplies.

UNICEF is a non-governmental organisation that advocates for the protection of children's rights, helps children across the world meet basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Re&Act and UNICEF have partnered to support innovative and sustainable projects for children since 2006.

For more information on UNICEF, click here.

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