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1 in 4 women in the UK don't understand their menstrual cycle, a new YouGov poll shows.

News research shows a shocking 1 in 4 UK women don't understand their menstrual cycle. So this Menstrual Hygiene Day, we’re determined to open up the conversation about periods - and put taboos to rest. 

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The Sanitary Superheroes, illustrated by Daisy Bernard.

Which #SanitarySuperhero are you?

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Are you a Crimson Avenger... or a Scarlet Ninja? Find out by taking the sanitary superheroes quiz. We know that girls can change the world. In fact, a girl + a sanitary towel = a superhero. That's why we believe no girl, anywhere, should be held back by period poverty. Take the quiz and find out which superhero you are. 

Celebrities share their funniest period stories with us for World Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Our new poll shows that a third of women in the UK are too embarrassed to talk about their periods. So to open up the conversation and smash period taboos, we asked three amazing celebrities to spill the beans with their funniest period stories. 

Jeanne, 14, from Rwanda holds sanitary towels provided by ActionAid.

Sanitary towels are not trivial, nice-to-have items - they’re essential tools in the fight against poverty and injustice. That’s why this Menstrual Hygiene Day, we’re talking about the importance of fighting period poverty. 

Dase, 12, with girls in school in Ethiopia who will benefit from new school buildings and toilets.

Toilets? We probably don’t give them too much thought in our day to day life. Why would we? But what if we were one of the 2.4 billion – yes billion - people across the globe who didn’t have access to a clean or safe toilet?

Wuya, 9, collects water from a local stream in Sierra Leone.

How much water do you need to survive? How many people don't have access to water?  It's World Water Week, and everyone is talking about water. Here are four top facts you need to know about water, and how ActionAid is helping communities gain access to it.