Due to a schedule conflict with an important youth day celebration scheduled for 12th June 2014 , the MHM conference has been pushed to the dates of 14th-15th August 2014 ensure full options for all attendees for the event. See details
Venue: Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda Date: 14th-15th August 2014
Menstrual Hygiene Management has been noted as a challenge worldwide where women and girls are deprived of both the materials and support required to manage the natural flow. According to a joint study in 2013 carried out by SNV-Netherlands Development Organization and IRC-International Water and Sanitation Center on menstrual management in Uganda, women and girls especially in rural settings and in particular girls in schools suffer mostly from stigma and lack of services and facilities to help them cope with the challenges of menstruation. It is in this regard and also in the quest for establishing information resources that the 2014 National Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) conference is being organized.
The conference which is being spearheaded by different stakeholders with interest in menstrual hygiene management aims to champion the theme “Break the Silence: Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management” (please see: http://mhmconference2014.wordpress.com/) which is in line with the goal of International Menstrual Hygiene Day of creating awareness regarding menstrual hygiene management and enabling women and girls reach their full potential.
The 2014 National Menstrual Hygiene Management Conference is now accepting papers for presentations. Papers may be submitted by email to email@example.com not later than Monday June 30th 2014. This year’s conference will take place in August 12 – 13, 2014 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda.
Papers should not exceed 4 pages and should contain an abstract as well as the sub theme from which the papers draw its content. A title, author’s names, designation, email and telephone contact are required. The APA style of referencing is mandatory.
Sub-themes for which papers should be submitted are:
- Local solutions to Menstrual Management (Managing the Cramps and Grumps; Sustainable menstrual hygiene management & managing the dilemmas of reuse and disposal).
- Policy and legal environment on menstrual management
- Menstrual hygiene management in the school environment
- Menstrual hygiene management in institutions
- Putting an affordable price tag to menstrual hygiene management
Authors selected to present in the conference will meet their own travel and accommodation cost.
NETWAS Uganda, Uganda WASH Alliance,and SNV are glad to invite you to the Uganda Conference on Menstrual Management on August 12 – 14, 2014. The conference venue is Africana Hotel Kampala, Kampala, Uganda.
It is a moment to dialogue where water, hygiene and sanitation professionals will explore how to achieve healthier, affordable and better results in menstrual management in schools, institutions and communities. One half this entails learning what water, hygiene and sanitation professionals have achieved in menstrual hygiene management, how they have achieved it, what challenges hinder progress in menstrual management and how they cope or override these challenges. The other half of the conference focuses on demonstrative menstrual hygiene management innovations as well as how innovative ways that integrate government, community, the private sector and market can best be utilized to champion menstrual management.
The primary target audiences are the different partners that want to see menstrual management concerns addressed both at institutional and community levels. These include NGOs, Embassies, Business Development Services (BDS) partners, donors, UN agencies, government line Ministrys’ of Health, Water, Gender and Education, local government and regulatory partners, private sector partners, and social investors. There is a need to bring these groups together to share, reflect, and set the menstrual management agenda as well as fast track interventions and advocacy initiatives. This exchange of ideas and discourse aims to be a unique multi-stakeholder meeting to get to the bottom of important undertakings required in attaining menstrual management.