Help girls like Riya manage their periods with dignity
Menstruation is a normal part of life, but stigma, shame and period poverty are holding girls back.
In parts of western Nepal, girls are banished from their family homes during their periods because they are believed to bring bad luck. They are often left without warm clothes, sanitary protection or running water.
This practice is called chhaupadi and although it is illegal, it is still carried out in many communities.
That’s why ActionAid’s women-led programmes in Nepal aim to tackle period taboos and create long-term change, so that women and girls can manage their periods with dignity.
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