WaterAid finds 1 in 4 UK women and girls struggle to afford period products as cost-of-living crisis takes its toll

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, a new WaterAid survey highlights its devastating impact on people who menstruate, with almost a quarter in the UK (24%) saying they or their family have struggled to afford period products in the last year and nearly a third (32%) worrying they won’t be able to afford them in the future. The international charity surveyed 2,000 British people who menstruate aged 14 to 50 to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, uncovering the sometimes-shocking ways people are being forced to reduce costs,…

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Music stars and artists team up with WaterAid to design exclusive postcards for Glastonbury Festival in support of climate campaign

Glastonbury performers and other music stars including Ringo Starr, FOALS, The Waterboys, KT Tunstall, Wet Leg and Scouting for Girls, as well as legendary designer Dame Zandra Rhodes have created special limited-edition postcards for this summer’s festivals on behalf of the charity WaterAid. Officially launching at Glastonbury, the postcards feature designs that celebrate the power of water and highlight the importance of protecting our planet and people everywhere as part of WaterAid’s Climate Fight campaign. Festival-goers can pick up an exclusive postcard and send one to the Prime Minister calling…

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WaterAid and Wimbledon Foundation create tennis ball mosaic highlighting how clean water saves children’s lives

WaterAid and the Wimbledon Foundation created a giant tennis ball mosaic of a young boy enjoying clean water, to highlight how more than 11,000 children’s lives could be saved during The Championships if everyone, everywhere had access to clean water and toilets.   It took artists from Sand in Your Eye 12 hours to create the tennis court-sized portrait near No.1 Court, showing ten-year-old Tefy from Antsakambahiny village in Madagascar who, with the help of WaterAid and partners including the Wimbledon Foundation, now has clean water at school and near his…

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Public invited to help get clean water and toilets to communities affected by climate change through WaterAid’s Zakat appeal

WaterAid is inviting supporters to help provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to climate-vulnerable communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Mali this Ramadan. Bangladesh is on the frontline of climate change. The country is facing erratic rainfall, flooding, drought, rising sea levels and cyclones. Extreme weather threatens people’s access to basic needs, with floods contaminating fragile water sources and droughts drying them out, making things even harder for vulnerable families. One in five schools in Bangladesh have no clean water and many lack decent toilets and handwashing facilities. Without…

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WaterAid condemns lack of climate adaption funding for world’s poorest as IPCC report is released

WaterAid condemns the lack of worldwide action to make sure the world’s most vulnerable people have reliable access to clean water, good sanitation and hygiene to face the impacts of the climate crisis. The international development organisation comes with its statement in response to a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which looks at impacts, adaptation and vulnerability linked with climate change. WaterAid welcomes the IPCC report focused on the dire need for adaptation and said far more funds are needed to truly support those already…

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