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Menstrual Cycle Still a Barrier to Achieve Gender Equality
Adolescent girls in developing countries miss schools for at least five days every month -- 60 days in a year during their menstrual cycle due to the lack of access to sanitary napkins and unhygienic conditions at schools. Many of them fall behind in their classes.
Women and Toilets. A Tale of Two Worlds.
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS
Physician; Writer; Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown Un...
The indignity of a missing or dysfunctional toilet has health and personal safety consequences for girls and women, especially during their periods.
The Dirty Politics of Period Sex
writer. whiskey swiller. co-founder of The Establishment (thee...
To every woman who has coyly whispered, "I need to go to the bathroom" as you're about to get it on, and then darted to the bathroom to frantically tug out a sodden piece of white cotton before darting back to bed and apologizing: Why the hell are we apologizing for what our body does?
Naama Bloom : Knowledge Is Power
Renata M. Black
Founder, Empowered By You
Knowledge is power. I don't want girls and women to feel ashamed of the things that our bodies do that feel messy. You can live such a better life if you know your body.
4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women
Global Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Founder
While gender inequality is a complex issue, many of the unseen barriers girls and women face can be solved with simple, cost-effective solutions. I have been incredibly lucky to meet some innovative women leaders and entrepreneurs working to bring about change for women and girls.
No, I'm Not Going To Hide My Tampon From You
Associate Editor, Blogs & Community
There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.
Why Black Women in the United States Must Talk About Menstruation Now
Worship Leader. Advocate. Artist.
Despite these understandable challenges, I do believe now is the time for us to engage in menstrual hygiene advocacy, for ourselves as well as for women and girls around the world. Our silence about menstruation has kept us psychologically and reproductively sick.
Turns Out Menstrual Blood Is Pretty Beautiful Up Close
When You Buy Sanitary Pads From This Company, You'll Give A Girl In Need A Month's Supply
A Crow Didn't Touch Me, I Got My Period
Community correspondent for Video Volunteers
It was this research and my own experiences that made me want to do something to change the situation, I didn't want to be ashamed about this and didn't want others to be.
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Menstrual Hygiene Must Become a Matter of Public Concern in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean citizen and human rights defender
The neglect of menstruation and its implications for the dignity, health and safety of women is increasingly well documented and urgently needs attention.
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How Kotex Is Getting Chinese Women Talking About Their Periods
Why This VICE Photo Series Is So Shocking
Executive Women's Editor, The Huffington Post
From a very young age we're taught that our periods should be covered, hidden and cleaned up. Now, a new
photo series, "There Will Be Blood" is challenging the taboo.
Impoverished Girls Use Rags, Mattress Scraps For Sanitary Protection: How You Can Help
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