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ActionAid believes periods are a right and not a privilege. We celebrate periods by setting up girls' forums such as this one in Liberia where girls can freely discuss their sexual and reproductive rights.

In some countries around the world, families and whole communities celebrate a girl reaching puberty as a coming-of-age occasion.  Find out how periods are acknowledged and celebrated from the UK to Japan. 

Children play at an ActionAid-supported school in Thailand

Teachers are amazing! And now it’s the end of year, it’s about time we let them know just how much we appreciate them. So why not acknowledge all their hard work with a gift for your teacher that really makes a difference. 

Sanitary pads provided to school girls as part of an ActionAid project in Nyanza, Rwanda

Menstrual care isn’t a luxury - for most women, it’s something we simply can’t live without. Despite this, statistics show that millions of us are affected by period poverty. Here's why menstrual hygiene is a right, not a privilege. 

Period poverty

Period poverty

Posted 8 months 4 weeks ago

Period poverty affects women and girls all over the world. Find out what it means, how ActionAid is working to end period poverty and how you can help.

Children like Amina no longer miss lessons due to bad weather thanks to the new school block built with ActionAid’s support

All over the world, girls are missing out on the education they deserve, simply because of classroom conditions. Poor-quality classrooms can be damp, uncomfortable and even dangerous – but ActionAid is changing this. With the generous regular gifts from ActionAid supporters, we’re helping girls get a better education and a brighter future.

Alesha Dixon on our new film - One Girl's Journey

ActionAid supporter and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon writes about why watching One Girl's Journey, our new short film, brought back memories of her trip to Ghana.