Teenage girls use photography to help end the shame and stigma around periods in Nepal

Teenage girls in Nepal have been harnessing the power of photography to get their community talking about periods and help end the silence, shame and stigma around menstruation. International charity WaterAid has been working with the group from Kavre, Nepal, to teach them how to manage their periods hygienically as well as photography skills, as many had never even picked up cameras before. They have now produced a series of touching images showing how traditional period taboos affect their lives. Their powerful gallery reveals how the belief that menstruation causes women…

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Period Poverty Products To Be Sold In Waitrose

Waitrose is the first retailer to sell Hey Girls sanitary products which are pioneering in tackling period poverty. The social enterprise uses a buy one, give one free structure to distribute sanitary products to girls and women who cannot afford them in the UK. The products will be available in 80 Waitrose branches from 13th of August and charities local to these shops will benefit from being sent sanitary goods to give to those in need. Sales in the branches will be tracked so Hey Girls will donate the equivalent…

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Nearly 1 in 7 Canadian Girls Have Missed School Due to Lack of Period Protection: Always® Wants to Help #EndPeriodPoverty and Keep Girls in School

The most recent Always® Confidence & Puberty Survey reveals that nearly one in seven Canadian girls have either left school early or missed school entirely because they did not have access to the feminine care products they needed to manage their periods. Missed school equals missed opportunities and a drop in confidence. It’s a simple equation. The lack of access due to economic factors is often referred to as “period poverty” and it impacts girls and women around the world. It can be especially damaging at puberty, when school interactions…

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Always® Joins Forces with Gina Rodriguez & Feeding America® to Help #EndPeriodPoverty and Keep Girls in School

The most recent Always® Confidence & Puberty Survey reveals that nearly one in five American girls have either left school early or missed school entirely because they did not have access to period products. Missed school equals missed opportunities and a drop in confidence. It’s a simple equation. The lack of access due to economic factors is often referred to as “period poverty” and it impacts girls and women around the world. It can be especially damaging at puberty, when school interactions are crucial to a girl’s development. That’s why…

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U by Kotex® addresses need for period products, serves as founding sponsor of Alliance for Period Supplies

New research from U by Kotex found that one in four women struggled to purchase period products within the past year due to lack of income. As the founding sponsor of the Alliance for Period Supplies, a program of the National Diaper Bank Network, U by Kotex expands its commitment to getting period products into the hands of those that need them most. “U by Kotex is launching the With U, She Can program because we believe that a woman’s period should never stand in the way of her progress.…

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