Anupma Jain

Senior Social Sector Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, ADB

Anupma Jain has led the design and implementation project teams related to infrastructure and policy development in water supply, sanitation and urban development. She has worked extensively on gender and health issues, and strives to include innovative strategies to enhance gender equity, promote women’s health, and support women’s empowerment in the sector. Ms. Jain has worked in Asia for more than 10 years and holds a PhD in social policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Mother and child from Cambodia. Photo by the author.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: A taboo that must be broken!

Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.

Anupma Jain