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A young school boy in a blue vest stands with other children in orange and black uniforms. They are outside at their school. One child holds a giant blue dice and they all stand on a large mat on the ground which is a big game of snakes and ladders – used to help shifting stigma and taboos around MHH

An ally: A boy not ashamed to promote menstrual hygiene management

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 02:57 PM

Wahyu (in blue) is proud to have shared important health information and believes that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) education needs to be carried out from an early age,...

Two women sit at a table - Ms. Truong Thi Hoa is mobilizing household to build the hygiene latrine through WOBA project

Women tackling taboos to end menstrual stigma in Vietnam

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 02:39 PM

Meet Truong Thi Hoa (left), president of Tan Xuan commune Women’s Union in Nghe An province, Vietnam, and an agent of change who is helping to combat harmful norms and...

School children are gathered around a poster , they are doing MHM group work facilitated by Ms Chantrea

Championing MHH in Cambodia's communes

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 02:39 PM

School children gathered together to do group work on menstrual health and hygiene, facilitated by their teacher, Ms Chantrea (Thrive Networks / East Meets West / Kim Hor)

Community members in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, sit cross-legged in a circle on a sandy outdoor area surrounded by palm trees as they participate in a gender WASH monitoring activity

Women at the forefront of inclusive WASH transformation in PNG

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 05:35 PM

In Papua New Guinea, Plan International Australia’s Gender WASH Monitoring Tool is having a positive impact on community mindsets after being implemented by Live and Learn...

A smiling Vietnamese woman is bending over to show off the running water from her newly installed tap at home. She wears an orange outfit with colourful polka dots

Women ‘change agents’ for climate-resilience in Vietnam

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 05:30 PM

This woman is happy to be using her newly installed tap. In Vietnam, Thrive Networks / East Meets West has delivered 'Women-led Output Based Aid’ to some of the poorest and...

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