India

Core MHM in WinS Information

India-ClassroomIn August 2011, India’s Ministry of Health launched a scheme to build girls’ self-esteem, increase access to and use of high-quality sanitary napkins and ensure their disposal in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Under the scheme, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and community health workers sell subsidized sanitary napkins to adolescent girls in villages in selected districts. To support these efforts, UNICEF and the IKEA Foundation sought to develop a demonstration project to enhance knowledge and change attitudes around MHM and to increase adolescent girls’ participation in school policies, guidelines and legislations.



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The overview was compiled based on information from WASH in Schools Empowers Girls’ Education - Proceedings of the Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools Virtual Conference 2013.