Fact Sheet on RITU: To improve Menstrual Health of Adolescent Girls

A Fact Sheet has been recently developed which illustrates the Lessons on sustainability learned from a menstrual health programme ‘RITU’ in Bangladesh.

The Ritu programme aimed to improve the menstrual health of girls between 10 and 15 years old in Bangladesh. The programme combined a set of direct interventions in schools and communities in Netrokona district, with national level advocacy and (social) media campaigns.

Two main interventions in schools:

  1. training of teachers to provide menstrual health education as part of their lesson plans and
  2. working with schools to access Government budget to realise female-friendly toilets.

Head masters, teachers, School Management Committees, students and Government Education Officers were all engaged in the implementation of the school activities and training organised, tools, and hand-over sessions were organised for them to continue the activities beyond the programme.

For the sustainability ground of RITU project, Dhaka University conducted a qualitative study with the support of Simavi and BNPS. This Fact Sheet is one of the tools to share the study findings and develop future strategy.

Download the Fact Sheet: RITU Sustainability Study


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