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Paving the Way for Menstrual  Hygiene Management in          Pakistan By: Syed Shah Nasir Khisro Executive Director Integr...
About IRSP•   A continuation of Pak-German IRDP (1986-1999)•   Registered in 2000•   WASH and Disaster Management Expert o...
About the Study• To find out MHM challenges in Rural Pakistan• To Learn about the challenges/coping mechanism girls reachi...
Findings of the Study• Sample size 250 (200 students and 50 parents and teachers)• 56% teachers and 80% mothers recognizin...
contd• 50% student attendance and 58% girls school performance was  affected• 70 to 80% young girls are unable to communic...
contd• 70% school going girls use unhygienic cloth, toilet papers, piece of  scarf
Suggestions and solution• Local people may be trained to produce economical material• Extensive sessions with mothers, tea...
MHM Training with different                 stakeholdersTRG Mother Support Group          TRG Activists/ LHW           Con...
Session with young girls on MHM
Paving way for menstrual hygiene management in Pakistan
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Paving way for menstrual hygiene management in Pakistan

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Paving way for menstrual hygiene management in Pakistan

  1. 1. Paving the Way for Menstrual Hygiene Management in Pakistan By: Syed Shah Nasir Khisro Executive Director Integrated Regional Support Program Pakistan ASIA REGIONAL SANITATION AND HYGIENE PRACTITIONERS WORKSHOP, Dhaka 2012
  2. 2. About IRSP• A continuation of Pak-German IRDP (1986-1999)• Registered in 2000• WASH and Disaster Management Expert organization• Pilot CLTS in Pakistan
  3. 3. About the Study• To find out MHM challenges in Rural Pakistan• To Learn about the challenges/coping mechanism girls reaching puberty in Schools• To assess the effects of poor management on schooling, health and adolescence psyche• To find out the degree of involvement of parents and teachers
  4. 4. Findings of the Study• Sample size 250 (200 students and 50 parents and teachers)• 56% teachers and 80% mothers recognizing the challenge for the first time• 44% teachers and 20% mothers have some response to the challenge (before the study)• 74% students have some knowledge about the issue
  5. 5. contd• 50% student attendance and 58% girls school performance was affected• 70 to 80% young girls are unable to communicate with mothers/teachers/sisters and friends• 50 to 60% mothers and teachers demanded for safe sanitary pads disposal• 52% of the young girls can not afford sanitary pads (currently available at the market)
  6. 6. contd• 70% school going girls use unhygienic cloth, toilet papers, piece of scarf
  7. 7. Suggestions and solution• Local people may be trained to produce economical material• Extensive sessions with mothers, teachers and girls reaching puberty• Establishment of menstrual friendly space in schools with the help of education department• Proper mechanism for disposing of the used material• Establishment of menstrual hygiene clubs and arrangement of exchange visits• Advocacy with govt to focus on the challenge
  8. 8. MHM Training with different stakeholdersTRG Mother Support Group TRG Activists/ LHW Conducting MHM TRG Teachers TRG Group work during TRG
  9. 9. Session with young girls on MHM

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