Simavi and WASH United, with support from Global Citizen, launch the global Menstrual Hygiene Alliance (MH Alliance) to catalyse progress in menstrual hygiene and empower women and girls.Read more
Simavi and WASH United, with support from Global Citizen, launch the global Menstrual Hygiene Alliance (MH Alliance) to catalyse progress in menstrual hygiene and empower women and girls. By 2030, the MH Alliance wants menstruation to be a normal part of life that does not hold women and girls back in any way. While in some cultures the onset of menstruation is celebrated, in most countries around the world menstruation is still met with taboos and neglect.
Together with Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, Simavi has worked in the past year to set up the unique Going for Gold (GfG) programme and strengthen our partnership. In May 2017, the consortium published the programma’s annual report. The report highlights achievements, challenges, key findings and reflections from the GfG baseline study and lessons learned.
‘We need She Decides now more than ever.’ That was Dutch development minister Lilianne Ploumen’s message on her return from a two-day working visit to Kenya, where she went to see several programmes working for sexual health, family planning and safe abortion. Including the Get UP Speak Out programme, a joint programme developed by Simavi, Rutgers (lead), CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, Dance4life, Stop AIDS Now! And International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)). We talked to Ploumen about her field visit.
Simavi’s Programme Director, Ewout van Galen, is attending the 2017 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-level Meetings (HLM) in Washington D.C. to represent European Civil Society Organisations. In a series of three blogs we will capture his views, expectations and reflections before, during and after, the HLM. In his final blog, Ewout reflects on his week in Washington.
Our goal is to structurally improve the basic health of 10 million people by 2020.
Over this time we’ve built up an in-depth knowledge of what - and who - it takes to successfully implement WASH and SRHR programmes and how to keep producing positive and sustainable results.Meet us here
Chief Executive of the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
Mr. Parshahum Prasad
Head of Phadiya Panchayat, social worker (Rathura)
Dr. Chittarnajn Pankaj
Medical Officer, India