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Zimbabwe: The Nightmare of Menstruation for Poor Girls (All Africa)

Post Date: 06/10/2018

“Menstrual hygiene is a critical component for any woman let alone the adolescent girl. In a country like Zimbabwe, menstrual… [Read More]

Hospitals ‘Fail to Meet Women’s Period Needs’ (BBC News)

Post Date: 03/26/2018

An investigation by Scottish Labour found not one of Scotland’s 14 health boards has a policy for providing sanitary products…. [Read More]

Menstruating Girls Banned from Crossing Ghana River (BBC News)

Post Date: 01/15/2018

Ghanaian schoolgirls have been banned from crossing a river while they are menstruating – and on Tuesdays. The ban, apparently… [Read More]

Talking Openly About Menstruation Remains A Major Taboo (Huffington Post Australia)

Post Date: 09/22/2017

Talking openly about menstruation remains taboo in many parts of the world. Without a proper understanding of the menstrual cycle,… [Read More]

How a West Oakland Homeless Shelter Provides Basic Women’s Needs, Such as Access to Tampons (East Bay Express)

Post Date: 05/27/2017

A center West Oakland is providing homeless women with needed but unaffordable feminine hygiene products. Despite the great need, not… [Read More]

In Kyrgyzstan, Girls Lift Shroud of Shame on Menstruation (UNICEF)

Post Date: 05/27/2017

The 28th of May is World Menstrual Hygiene Day, a day to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene and the challenges… [Read More]

UNFPA Preserves Dignity First for Women and Girls Affected by the Near Dzud (Relief Web)

Post Date: 01/19/2017

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) is providing Dignity Kits to women and girls in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as winter conditions… [Read More]

Women to Women: Lebanese Red Cross Volunteers Tackle Taboos at Syrian Refugee Camps (Relief Web)

Post Date: 01/19/2017

Lebanese Red Cross volunteers discuss hygiene, sanitation, and reproductive health with Syrian refugees, and provide emergency kits which enable women to… [Read More]

For Many Girls, the Key to Education is Sanitary Napkins (Huffington Post, 2014)

Post Date: 08/13/2014

Maureen Shaw describes the challenges faced by many young girls in the developing world when they start menstruating but do… [Read More]