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The Ritu programme aimed at improving menstrual health of girls in Bangladesh. In a period of four years, Simavi, RedOrange and TNO, worked with BNPS and DORP, towards improved menstrual health of girls in Bangladesh. This report showcases our results, including a selection of data from the randomized controlled trial (RCT) that shows the positive impact of the Ritu programme on girls’ menstrual health. At the same time, we provide details on our approaches, reflections and our key lessons learned. We feel that it’s important to be transparent and open, so that these lessons are available for others too. We hope to inspire donors and organisations to invest in menstrual health.
In a joint appeal, Simavi and over forty development, human rights and emergency aid organisations argue that support for developing countries and civil society organisations in those countries should be part of the Dutch government’s emergency measures to combat COVID-19. We are concerned about the lack of international coordination and solidarity in combating the corona crisis. Although most developing countries are currently only at the beginning of the pandemic, most do not have a high-quality health care system. In addition, measures in some countries threaten to work against people and increase existing inequalities.
On 9th March 2020, the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women convened an abridged procedural meeting and Member States adopted the Political Declaration. For the occasion of the Commission of the Status of Women and the 25-year review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Global Menstrual Health and Hygiene Collective has issued a statement to call for greater attention and improved investment for menstrual health to achieve gender equality. The statement has been endorsed by 34 organisations across the world.
In 2016, Simavi joined forces with TNO and various other partners to form Ritu: a public/private partnership aimed at improving menstrual health and awareness in Bangladesh. As the programme draws to a close, all participants agree: the programme achieved incredible results in its short existence and the lessons learned and partnerships formed are certain to have a long-lasting effect on everyone involved. Read more about Ritu
Today Simavi and her partners Wateraid, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), and Marie Stopes International (MSI) presented a paper on exploring the links between WASH and SRHR in comprehensive and integrated policy and programming in low and middle-income countries. Download paper: A shared agenda
This week Simavi is at Women Deliver, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. Check out our schedule for the week, and some supporting documents on the work we do for the health of women and girls.
By Simavi, partner of WASH Alliance International, for the WASH SDG Programme From 25 to 29 of March, 5 Country Coordinators and 4 Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) officers from 5 countries came to Amsterdam to discuss the WASH Alliance International (WAI) sub-programmes under the WASH SDG Programme.