Webinar - Dignity, Agency, Power: Exploring the Linkages Between Women's Economic Empowerment and Workplace MHM 

Women and girls all over the world experience challenges managing their periods, especially those who live and work in environments that do not support adequate menstrual hygiene management (MHM). For working women, these challenges may have critical implications for their health and well-being, as well as for economic outcomes such as work attendance, performance, advancement, and earnings.

To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020, the USAID Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) activity presented a webinar examining the current body of evidence related to MHM and women’s opportunities for economic empowerment and growth worldwide, as well as early efforts of action research to further understand this relationship. The webinar focused on a formative literature review on MHM in the workplace conducted by WASHPaLS and the early phases of follow-on efforts from our first setting under study: a Nepali carpet factory.

To view the slides from the webinar, please click here.

To read a blog synopsis of the webinar, please click here.