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A woman with a disability is in a wheelchair, selling sanitary pads door to door to women in her community in Bangladesh

From a life in the shadows to a menstrual health and hygiene role model in her community

Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:49 AM

Abeda sells sanitary products to a woman in her community (World Vision Bangladesh / Jobayer Hossain (Water for Women in Bangladesh)


Today, Abeda Begum,...

Training workshop of trainers on menstrual health and hygiene, a woman stands in front of a group

Village voices improve Cambodian Women's menstrual health and hygiene

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:53 PM

Ms. Teng You Ky conducts a training of trainers (ToT) session on MHH for seven Female Commune Focal Points in Samaky Meanchey District, Cambodia (Thrive Networks)



An intellectually disabled woman sits with her mother and a Transformation Facilitator in a village in Pakistan, she is learning hw to manage her period safely and hygienically

Changing two lives at a time in Pakistan with tailored menstrual health and hygiene sessions

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:06 PM

Rifat’s individually tailored session has helped her to manage her period on her own, with confidence (International Rescue Committee, Pakistan)

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Isabel, a mother from Papua New Guinea is smiling at the camera in front of lush green plants

The difference that reusable pads have made to the life of Isabel and her eight daughters

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:58 AM

With a big family and a small income an enterprising mother in Papua New Guinea has found a way to supply her eight daughters with the sanitary napkins she could not afford to...

A Solomon Islands University researcher is sharing picture cards with a community member in a table outdoors to help understand behaviours around management of child faeces

Behaviour-Centred Design research methods for safe interventions in child faeces management

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 01:28 PM

Solomon Islands National University Researchers, including Sheilla Funobo (below) and Patishadel Jonah interviewed community participants to understand routines, motives...

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