HerWASH: Menstrual Health for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Reporting Organization:WaterAid Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 6,603,000
Timeframe: May 1, 2019 - March 31, 2024
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Nicole Dagher
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WaterAid Canada

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Burkina Faso - $ 1,848,840.00 (28.00%)

Pakistan - $ 1,848,840.00 (28.00%)

Liberia - $ 1,452,660.00 (22.00%)

Sierra Leone - $ 1,452,660.00 (22.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual Health & Rights (25 %)

Health Promotion & Education (15 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (45 %)

Other (15 %)

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The HerWASH: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) project aims to enhance the menstrual health (MH) of women and adolescent girls in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Pakistan. This will be achieved through two pillars: (1) Increased government and civil society responsiveness to the MH needs of women and adolescent girls (2) Increased use of gender sensitive menstrual health facilities and product supplies in schools, healthcare centers and communities. HerWASH addresses menstrual health through policy, advocacy and practical interventions using youth-centered and female-centered approaches.

Menstrual health is a largely overlooked aspect of development and a critical pathway for gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment through integration with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions. By addressing menstrual health, HerWASH will enable women and adolescent girls to better understand menstruation and leverage this topic as a starting point for discussions around SRHR. Importantly, HerWASH will support them to participate in daily life during menstruation without discrimination, through improved social attitudes and increased sense of personal freedom.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adult women
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 127,541
Total Indirect Population: 69,500
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Adolescent boy and girl students sensitized
Advocacy carried out for WASH4Work campaigns
Community champions for menstrual health identified and trained
Existing local supply chains/gaps for menstrual hygiene products mapped
Local authorities and service providers trained
Local awareness raising campaigns implemented
Menstrual health gaps in target districts mapped and used
Relevant national ministries reached and supported
School and healthcare centre staff trained
Selected local businesses, women entrepreneurs, women-led and youth-led groups supported
WASH facilities improved
Women influencers at national government level championing menstrual health
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Ultimate Outcome: Improved comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with a focus on women and adolescent girls, through menstrual health interventions in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Pakistan.

Achieved Results


None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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