Maina Parish, Mayuge District, Uganda
Menstrual Hygiene Management, Gender Based Violence
The built environment has an impact on women and girls’ menstrual hygiene management through social, cultural, and environmental contexts.
A needs assessment of the built environment and its impact on menstrual hygiene management through 10 household surveys.
The analysis of the survey data helped us understand the correlation between the built environment and menstrual hygiene management (MHM). The results show that the sanitation facilities and access to water are inadequate and that a larger campaign to address these issues would in turn improve MHM concerns.
- Only 4 of the 12 assessed households had a handwashing facility (water only).
- No participating households had access to soap at their hand washing facility.
- 10 out the 12 assessed households did not have a toilet design that was safe and private.
SUPPORT FOR THIS PROJECT PROVIDED IN PART BY
- SOGH donors
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