Menstrual Hygiene in Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts

Learn more about menstrual hygiene in fragile and humanitarian contexts with this CanWaCH webinar featuring the United Nations Population Fund, AFRIpads and the United Way Period Promise Campaign.

This panel session, which took place on May 20, 2020, focused on:

  • Supply chain management and availability of menstrual hygiene products during times of crisis
  • Lessons learned from previous crises
  • What we are seeing now in the context of COVID-19, what the current needs are and what actions need to be taken to better address the needs of women and girls

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View the webinar by section:


A. Welcome and Agenda - Julia Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, CanWaCH

B. Presentation by Sussanne Skidmore, Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour


Panel Moderator: Julia Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, CanWaCH


A. Paul Grinvalds, Co-Founder and CEO of AFRIpads Uganda Limited

B. Henia Dakkak, MD, MPH, Head of Policy and Liaison Unit - Humanitarian Office with the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA)


Download the presentation slides here


Take action with United Way’s Period Promise campaign on Menstrual Hygiene

Take action with UNFPA 

Take action with AFRIpads 

AFRIpads business model

Pilot study findings on the provision of hygiene kits with reusable sanitary pads

A Toolkit For Integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (Mhm) Into Humanitarian Response