A Better ToiletFor A Cleaner World
“People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About”
A recent article from U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) followed global Menstrual Hygiene Day (which occurred May 28), and supports our WASH advocacy efforts aimed at confronting the taboos and social restrictions placed on menstruating girls and women. In addition, the article also stresses the bringing of investments and innovation to mainstreaming MHM into sanitation solutions.
“Across the developing world, tens of millions of girls face major difficulties managing their monthly period. According to UNICEF, more than half the schools in the poorest countries lack private toilets. And unlike teenage girls in well-off countries, many in the developing world can’t afford (or even find) tampons and pads.”
“We’re not talking about rocket ships; we’re talking about sanitary pads,” she says. “Yet they both have the same effect. They take you places.”