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November 26, 2016
Making Schools Safe across the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Submitted by Chemonics Director on the USAID/DFID ACCELERE! Project and in Chemonics’ West and Central Africa and Haiti Division, Jennifer Swift Morgan, and associate Rebecca Malinick. This blog is a part of the Global Working Group to End SRGBV 16 Days of Activism campaign. Originally …View More  > 

November 23, 2016
16 Days of Activism to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Kicking off its 25th year from 25 November – 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism to Against Gender Based Violence Campaign this year focuses on the theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education …View More  > 

November 11, 2016
Four Fast Facts about Menstruation and Girls’ Education

Overwhelming evidence provides that Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) plays a fundamental role in enabling young women and girls to reach their full potential in education. Although there is some progress in breaking barriers to MHM for girls’ education, systematic integrated MHM through Water, Sanitation and …View More  > 

October 31, 2016
Menstruation and Sanitation in Schools – it matters!

Infographic by her turn. You can find more infographics and resources on MHM in school and upcoming world Toilet Day events via the Water Aid website.   For too many girls periods mean missing school days: 86% of girls in …View More  > 

October 27, 2016
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How I Started a Sanitary Napkin Revolution!

Filmed May 2012, in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search. Originally published on the TED Talk website, you can view this talk and transcript in multiple languages. To view the video, visit this link or click the image above.   …View More  > 

October 26, 2016
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What Does WASH in Schools Have to Do with Building Bridges?

  This blog was originally published on the WASHplus Blog, September 22, 2015. Authored by Sarah Fry, WASHplus activity manager for the USAID-funded project, SPLASH.   That’s literally, not figuratively, building bridges. Two weeks ago I would not have been able to even …View More  > 

October 25, 2016
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Breaking the Taboo: Ending Stigma Around Menstruation

This post was written for Girls’ Globe, May 23, 2016. By Vivian Onano   It is very exciting to be speaking this week at the Women Deliver event in Copenhagen. The conference is the place to be for concrete discussion and examination …View More  > 

October 24, 2016
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Addressing a symptom of gender discrimination in the school environment: Why improving MHM matters for adolescent girls and female teachers

 Submitted by Dr. Marni Sommer, Columbia University Associate Professor.    Around the world, millions of adolescent girls face stigma and marginalization around the issue of managing their menstrual hygiene. Research documents girls’ experiences of shame, fear, and confusion while attempting to manage their periods …View More  > 

October 24, 2016
#MenstruationMatters, period.

This week, to coincide with the 5th Annual MHM in WASH in Schools Virtual Conference hosted by Columbia University and UNICEF, UNGEI is featuring leading blogs, documentaries and written pieces on menstrual hygiene management from around the world. Keeping the focus on MHM and …View More  > 

October 12, 2016
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Target 4a – What is at stake for monitoring progress on effective learning environments?

 This blog first appeared on the GEM Report website October 12, 2016.   4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all  The concept of effective learning …View More  > 

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