Menstrual supplies don’t come cheap, but for anyone with a period, they’re absolutely essential. Women living in poverty-stricken areas who don’t have the luxury of a healthy income are forced to resort to toilet paper, old scraps of fabric or absolutely nothing at all during their time of the month.
In fact, a shocking study carried out by WaterAid and Unicef found that a third of girls in South Asia skip school when they’re on their period.
That’s why Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) on May 28 is so important. It raises awareness of the challenges these women face and open the dialogue on menstruation.