Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 #ItsTimeForAction
On the 28th of May we join the commemoration of the Menstrual Hygiene day to highlight the importance of improved and sustainable MHM. During MH day LUCSUS researcher Sara Gabrielsson participates in a stakeholder dialogue in Dodoma (Tanzania) to advocate and create awareness among policy makers on improving Menstrual Hygiene Management.
Sara Gabrielsson has been doing research and building capacity on Menstrual Health Management (MHM) in Sub-Saharan Africa for several year. On MH day she will participate in discussions with high level leaders, members of parliament, women, girls and the public to advocat and create awareness among policy makers on improving Menstrual Hygiene Management. During the event there will be a film screening of ”Breaking the Silence”, a short film based on her research on MHM in rural Tanzania. The film gives you glimpse of what the challenges of having menstruation looks like for many girls in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa and across the globe.
The event is organised by the Tanzanian Menstrual Health Management (MHM) coalition that started 2 years ago by Sara Gabrielsson and the University of Dar es Salaam. The network now consists of 140 organizations (NGO’s, multilaterals, private companies, media companies, CBOs) working on MHM across Tanzania.
Watch the video "Breaking the Silence"