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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. 

Ruth in Malawi sews reusable, plastic-free period pads for her local community.

What is plastic-free July and why is it important? Join us in taking up the challenge this month and find out how you can help the environment. 

Periods - all your questions answered

Periods - all your questions answered

Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

Answers to all the frequently asked questions about periods or menstruation, and ActionAid's work on menstrual hygiene.

We challenged ourselves to make and try out reusable sanitary towels, similar to the ones that women and girls in Nepal make

The team at ActionAid made our own reusable sanitary pads, tried them out and reviewed them. What was the verdict?

Reusable sanitary pads can help end period poverty around the world

How to make your own reusable sanitary pads

Posted in Blog 6 months 2 weeks ago

Follow our step-by-step guide to make your own eco-friendly, reusable sanitary pads - the same method used by women and girls in Nepal to manage their periods.

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.