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Menstrual hygiene management in schools in South Asia: Pakistan

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This four page brief shows a snapshot of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in schools in Pakistan.

Various federal and provincial initiatives support MHM in schools: the National water, sanitation and hygiene in schools strategy (WinS); Baluchistan WinS strategy and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa WinS strategy. Appropriate curricula together with teacher training are needed at provincial level.

Agencies implementing MHM as part of WinS are demonstrating lockable, girl-friendly toilets, including water taps, soap and disposal facilities like waste bins or incinerators for sanitary materials. MHM Working Groups have been established for coordination and advocacy. MHM champions include provincial government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and role models such as female athletes.

Date: 12 November 2018