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Reusable sanitary pads can help end period poverty around the world

How to make your own reusable sanitary pads

Posted in Blogs 1 month 22 hours 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. 

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?