About Us
About WinS4Girls

From 2014-2017, the Global Affairs of the Government of Canada has provided giant support to the project 'WinS4Girls: Advocacy and Capacity Building for Menstrual Hygiene Management through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Programs' (WinS4Girls) in 14 countries.

Wins4Girls was implemented by UNICEF through global, regional and counry-level partnerships. The aim was to use formative research to support evidence-based policies and interventions that could be taken to scale through education systems. UNICEF formed partnerships at mutliple levels: global partners include Emory University and Colombia University; country partners include governments, civil society and academia. The project brought together different sections of UNICEF's Programme Division and the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative as well.

The WinS4Girls program was groundbreaing in its success in developing leadership and capacity for MHM in the education systems. The project is one of the only comprehensive global MHM programmes with the goal of going beyond research to action, resulting in new standards, guidelines and evidence-based interventions accross all countries.

All countries developed or influenced MHM guidelines and a basic package of interventions aimed at supporting MHM in schools. The intervention took different forms in response to diverse needs expressed by girls, their teachers and their families during the research, and the differeing country contexts. They have included national or sub-national policies and guidelines; learning and communicaion material; and training modules for teachers, health workers and peer educators.

The global coordination and evidence generation from Wins4Girls has helped to drive a global increase in attention, research and resources for MHM in low and middle income countries. The strong engagement in in MHM in Ten and the MHM Virtual Conference mirror this growing interest from around the world.

Wins4Girls Poster

Wins4Girls Poster