Adequate Menstrual Hygiene Facilities
English: % of schools with facilities providing girls with sufficient privacy to wash themselves and to use their menstrual hygiene materials
French: % d'écoles dotées d'installations permettant aux filles d'avoir une intimité suffisante pour se laver et utiliser leur matériel d'hygiène menstruelle
Czech: % škol se zázemím umožňujícím dívkám se v dostatečném soukromí umýt a použít předměty menstruační hygieny
What is its purpose?
The indicator measures the proportion of schools with appropriate menstrual hygiene facilities. Such facilities allow girls to spend more time in school and to feel more comfortable and self-confident.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Conduct a survey using observations in your target schools:
RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)
Q1 for data collectors: Does the school have separate latrines for girls?
A1: yes / no
Q2 for data collectors: Are the latrines reasonably clean?
A2: yes / no
Q3 for data collectors: Do the latrines offer sufficient privacy?
A3: yes / no
Q4 for data collectors: Is water and soap available nearby the latrines?
A4: yes / no
Q5 for data collectors: Do the latrines have trash bins for disposal of used sanitary materials?
A5: yes / no
The school can be considered as having “adequate menstrual hygiene facilities” if the answers to all five questions are YES. Calculate the indicator's value by dividing the number of schools with adequate menstrual hygiene facilities by the total number of assessed schools and multiplying the result by 100.
1) Consider cross-checking the validity of your conclusions with the girls studying in the assessed schools (through semi-structured interviews or sensitively facilitated focus group discussions).
Access Additional Guidance
- WaterAid (2012) Working with Schools on Menstrual Hygiene: Module (.pdf)
- WaterAid (2012) Working with Schools on Menstrual Hygiene: Toolkit (.pdf)
- Menstrual Hygiene Matters