Improving menstrual hygiene in Malawian schools

The project runs from 2020 until 2023 and 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 in order to address the issue of access to water and sanitation facilities.

Project updates

  • 5,600 school and community members increased their skills in MHH awareness.

  • 6,000 girls received a pack with reusable pads, underwear and bars of soap.

  • 13,000 booklets printed and distributed in English and Chichewa to adolescents and


  • 386 learners trained as peer mentors.

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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