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A young girl in Nepal is dressed head to toe in a pink saree, she looks directly at the camera as she stands on an empty stretch of road in rural Nepal.

Shifting menstrual stigma in rural Nepal

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 03:12 PM

Small but significant steps are gradually stripping away age-old taboos associated with menarche in rural areas of Nepal and improving menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) and...

A group of women from Papua New Guinea are seated around a table in a shared space, you can see lush tropical plants out the open windows behind them. There are older style sewing machines and materials to make reusable pads on the large table they are seated around.

Sewing seeds of change in Papua New Guinea

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 02:58 PM

These women from Savon community, Kunua in Papua New Guinea are taking part in a sewing practical - learning how to sew reusable pads and learning about and discussing...

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)

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