Breaking the cycle of period poverty: Alice’s story

Alice, one of many women who participated in a menstrual hygiene course in Uganda. She chatted with CARE and our partner organization, WoMena, about some of her experiences and challenges with menstruation and how her and her family have overcome them.

On any given day, more than 320 million people around the world are menstruating (Global Menstrual Collective). Still many people around the world lack the proper access to menstrual products, services, and information. This is period poverty.

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In Photos: Syrian girls share how 11 years of conflict has impacted their lives

A young girl, Hana, sits at a desk writing in a notebook. Shafak/CARE

Millions of children were born in Syria since the conflict began more than a decade ago. Thousands have lost family members and been forced to flee their homes to camps in far away places and across neighbouring countries. Most continue to experience, daily, numerous violations of their basic rights to health, education and protection. These are some of their stories.

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