Grace and Alastair Campbell talk periods as they team up with End Water Poverty and WaterAid to tackle period stigma

Comedian Grace Campbell and her father, journalist Alastair Campbell are encouraging people to open up and talk about periods through a series of amusing and endearing films they have created with NGOs End Water Poverty and WaterAid. In the three films, the pair completes a period quiz, explore euphemisms and taboos around the world, and discuss their own education on the subject. According to a WaterAid survey, a quarter of British women feel too embarrassed to chat to their dads about period pain or PMT, while only a third of Brits…

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Striking exhibition from Afrofuturist photographer Aida Muluneh on impact of unclean water on women

Internationally acclaimed Ethiopian artist Aida Muluneh launched her extraordinary ‘Water Life’ photography exhibition in Vancouver recently, which takes as its inspiration the impact of water or the lack of it on women’s lives, development and futures. The twelve striking images could be viewed at the largest global event on gender equality, Women Deliver, from 3-6 June and are part of an innovative exhibition design by Canadian architect Mark Aseltine. As part of an open commission supported by the H&M Foundation, charity WaterAid invited Aida Muluneh to create the works in…

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WaterAid calls on governments to tackle gender inequality

WaterAid is calling on governments to tackle gender inequality by ensuring all women and girls have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene (WASH). Currently one in three women and girls live without a decent toilet and it is estimated that 335 million girls go to school without water and soap available for washing their hands when changing sanitary pads. Across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South America many girls report feeling fear, shame and embarrassment due to the lack of information, support and facilities to manage their menstruation…

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Nadia Sawalha joins the cast of Peaky Bleeders to get people talking periods in WaterAid campaign

Actress and TV presenter Nadia Sawalha is starring as the leader of the Period Gang in WaterAid’s new film ‘Peaky Bleeders’ to encourage people to talk more openly about periods this Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May). The film follows Nadia and her gang trying to rid the town of the notorious period euphemisms. Armed with a tampon bazooka, tampon bullet belt, and tampon nunchucks, the Period Gang comes head to head with the painters, Arsenal playing at home, Ketchup, a shark and other period idioms from around the world. The…

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AB Sugar calls for ideas to tackle irrigation water loss

AB Sugar, in partnership with WaterAid and the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the University of Cambridge, has today announced a worldwide initiative to generate new ideas to reduce water losses from irrigation in sugar, and beyond. AB Sugar is committed to reducing its environmental footprint; water and energy are the most vital resources for all its businesses and each are increasingly under risk in a world facing climate change, population rises and increasing constraints and depletion of natural resources. The Innovate Irrigation Challenge seeks to bring people together from…

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