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Ending period stigma begins at home
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Ending period stigma begins at home

“I talk about periods with my family and my partner.” Periods are nothing to hide or be ashamed of. Quality information on menstrual health can empower women and girls to speak out against period stigma. All young people have the right to information about menstrual health and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights...

Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a catalyst for period power
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Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a catalyst for period power

  “A friend of mine started in primary school and she didn’t know a thing about it.” Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in and out of school plays a central role in making young people understand puberty and the changes they will undergo, including menstrual health. Access to accurate and timely sexual and reproductive health information...

Unlocking menstrual health and SRHR information
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Unlocking menstrual health and SRHR information

 “The fact that you don’t have information means that you should get it from somewhere.” It is critical that girls learn about what to expect when it comes to the normal and healthy process of menstruation and menstrual health before menarche. Access to accurate and timely sexual and reproductive health information is every young person’s...

Symposium exposes urgent need to improve menstrual health in Africa
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Symposium exposes urgent need to improve menstrual health in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 3 June 2021 — The Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health saw the renewal of commitment to further improve menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health and rights in Africa. The event, organized by the African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management (ACMHM) with UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recognized progress from...

Video: Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 | Day 1
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Video: Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 | Day 1

The Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 began with a high level opening ceremony that highlighted the importance of addressing menstrual health as a multisectoral priority, underpinned by the life cycle approach and the right to dignity. The panelists reflected on the progress made by the Africa Coalition for Menstrual Health, while also acknowledging challenges...

Video: Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 | Day 2
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Video: Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 | Day 2

Day two of the Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 features a two-part high level plenary session which explored the importance of integrating menstrual health and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The first part will introduce and officially launch UNFPA’s new technical guidance on the integration of menstrual health and SRHR policies and...

Video: Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 | Day 3
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Video: Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 | Day 3

Day three of the Africa Coalition Menstrual Health Symposium 2021 began with a high level plenary session which explored how innovation and sustainable financing can accelerate the scale-up of high-impact practices for menstrual health. As the Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health concluded, final words from an inspirational speaker framed the closing session which included...