WaterAid responds to new UK campaign to end period poverty

Posted On: 
4th March 2019

Responding to the announcement of new UK Aid support for organisations working to stamp out period poverty around the world, WaterAid Global Director of Campaigns Savio Carvalho said:

“All women and girls everywhere have the right to manage their periods with dignity and good hygiene. WaterAid’s work on water, sanitation and hygiene around the world includes teaching boys and girls about menstruation as a natural process, helping dispel the myths and taboos, and ensuring girls and women can care for themselves with dignity and privacy.

“We welcome this commitment to ending period poverty by 2030, and look forward to hearing more details.”

WaterAid works in 28 countries delivering water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, including menstrual hygiene. In Nepal, UK aid from the British people delivered through WaterAid has ensured that 104 schools and 14 communities, reaching more than 28,000 students and almost 10,000 community members, have received access to water and sanitation and included both girls and boys in hygiene clubs which teach about menstruation as a natural process.