IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 ON MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT
2020 Theme: Periods don’t stop for pandemics
About Menstrual Hygiene Day: Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy day to promote good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for all women and girls by breaking the silence, and raising awareness to change negative social norms around MHM, and engage decision-makers to prioritise and catalyse action for MHM, at global, national and local levels.
The Webinar: The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges especially for women and girls of reproductive age, whose ability to manage their monthly cycle in a dignified way is limited. In normal circumstances, poverty, gender inequality and cultural taboos constrain menstrual hygiene management; the situation is worsened in emergencies. On 28th May 2020, Practical Action, Centre for Rights Educations & Awareness, EqualityNow, Rotary International and Women Empowerment CBO will host a webinar on the implication of COVID-19 on menstrual hygiene management in Kenya.
When: Thursday 28th May 2020
Time: 1100hrs – 1230hrs
Moderator: Florence Machio Campaigns Officer-Africa, Equality Now
Speakers: Farida Aliwa (Regional Director, Practical Action), Dr. Josephine Ojiambo (Rotary International), Angela Cikanda (Center for Rights Education & Awareness), Laura Wauda (Kilifi County)