“I’m on my period.” Four words describing a perfectly natural bodily function that we very rarely hear being said aloud in public. Why? It’s because of a misogynistic myth that a bleeding woman’s or girl’s body is somehow impure and must be hidden away.
Big Me week - running from 8-12 October - is ActionAid's easy fundraising day for primary schools. Children dream big, dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and raise money to change lives.
I'm a teacher at Mora Primary School in London and we took part in Big Me early to test it out. We had a fun-filled day learning about each other's dreams and children's lives around the world. Here's three great reasons to take part in Big Me.
This Father's Day, actor, dad of four and Yeovil Town FC fan James Purefoy is starring in a film to raise awareness of our work to end violence against women and girls. He explains why he believes that men must be involved as part of the solution, and his hopes for his daughter, Rose.
As part of our #NotThisGirl appeal, star of Coronation Street Sally Dynevor writes about the injustices girls worldwide face and what she hopes will be achieved for the next generation.
TV presenter, Lauren Layfield, wants to normalise the way we talk about periods. She wants girls to be able to talk positively about their menstrual hygiene and have the confidence to stand up and say #MyBodyIsMine.
As part of our World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018 appeal, Lauren writes about the impact of period taboos and why we all need to start talking openly about menstruation.
Period poverty is a problem. One in 10 girls in Africa miss school during their period because they don’t have access to sanitary products, or because there aren’t safe, private toilets for them to use at school.1 In a class of thirty girls, that means three students are falling behind with their studies every month. Simply because they’re girls.
When girls can't afford to buy sanitary products, it can stop them from achieving their full potential. Find out how period poverty is affecting girls in Nyarongi, Kenya, and how you can help make sure that periods don't hold girls back.