Menstrual hygiene discussed openly in cluster meetings for adolescent girls in Bangladesh (photostory)
BRAC in Bangladesh, the largest NGO in the world, has a substantial WASH progamme which aims to bring sustainable water and sanitation services to over 37 million people. It is based upon a census of the existing situation and a hygiene promotion based approach to encourage lasting behaviour change. As women are traditionally managing all water, sanitation and hygiene related activities in Bangladesh, they are one of the important target groups in this programme. Other focus groups include school children, as home change agents and future parents, and men, for whom a special hygiene programme will be developed. Special cluster meetings for adolescent girls are organised to create awareness around hygiene promotion and discuss issues such as menstrual hygiene.
The paper Menstrual hygiene and management in developing countries: Taking stock gives more information.