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Our 'period' period posters are busting taboos around periods for World Menstrual Hygiene Day

It’s that time of the month again - well, actually it’s that time of the year. To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day, we've reimagined five vintage posters highlighting the period myths and taboos that women and girls still face today. 

Rama Bhandari, 20, is campaigning to end harmful period practices in Nepal.

#MyBodyIsMine on World Menstrual Hygiene Day

Posted in Blogs 1 year 4 months ago

Menstrual care is a human right. When women and girls are denied the ability to manage their periods with dignity, cycles of poverty and gender inequality become harder to break. That's why on World Menstrual Hygiene Day ActionAid is helping women and girls say #MyBodyIsMine, by ensuring that their periods don't hold them back. 

At Latitude Festival 2017, we invited festival-goers to help bust period myths

For Latitude Festival 2017, we invited festival-goers to join us in busting period myths and taboos - all with a little help of the likes of Aisling Bea, Nish Kumar and Tom Allen. Find out how we got on - in pictures. 

Desperately trying to find a toilet before you leak on your new dress. Illustration by Daisy Bernard.

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.

Purity, 13, and Abigail, 14, used to miss school in West Pokot, Kenya, because they couldn’t afford sanitary towels.

Free sanitary towels are to be given by Kenya’s government to schoolgirls - this is a big step for girls’ rights to education. Read our response to this news, marking a major step forward for girls in Kenya. 

ActionAid Greece worker Janette distributes sanitary kits to refugee women

Why menstruation matters for refugee women

Posted in Blogs 2 years 4 months ago

Mel Phadtare, Head of Humanitarian Response for ActionAid Greece, explains why menstrual hygiene kits are so essential for refugee women and girls in her country - and why ActionAid’s response is working. 

Tags: periods, refugees