14 July 2017
It's festival season and most festival-goers will know the dread of having your period while camping. Share these illustrations if you've ever experienced your own festival nightmare.
Millions of women and girls around the world face having no sanitary products, no proper toilets, no clean water on a monthly basis.
Our illustrations highlight the importance of access to clean washing facilities and sanitary products for all women anywhere in the world.
A YouGov poll shows that a third of women in the UK (16-39 year olds) would find that leaking while they had their period is their biggest menstrual fear. And — speaking from experience here — leaking at a festival, where it’s hard to keep clean and comfy, is a real nightmare.
Illustrator Daisy Bernard has depicted some classic moments that anyone who’s ever had their period at a festival will recognise. We believe that access to washing facilities and sanitary protection is a right and not a privilege. Take a look.
So if you’re coming to Latitude Festival, come to our tent next to the BBC Music Stage to try out the surf simulator and challenge yourself to ‘ride the wave of change’ – and design a #MyBodyIsMine tote bag to take home with you.
Find out how a monthly gift can help us make sure that women and girls around the world can manage their periods hygienically and with dignity.
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