Better menstrual hygiene management is an imperative to empower women and girls in this region.
A lack of safe water supply in urban settlements around Asia and the Pacific complicates efforts to use improved hygiene to fight COVID-19
For women and girls to participate fully in the development of Nepal, efforts to address the issue of menstrual hygiene management must be strengthened and expanded.
Sexual and gender minorities, sometimes identified under the umbrella terms SOGIESC and LGBTQI+, have special needs in terms of sanitation. Many of these can be met with some basic actions by governments and the private sector in Asia and the Pacific.