Access to complete menstrual health and hygiene is a basic human right. Without it, women and girls cannot pursue full lives with dignity and confidence. It is deeply unfair that girls in all parts of the world miss out on better education and opportunities because they were too poor to have a period. We have neglected this issue for too long.

What’s clear, is the need to unite the international community on global standards for reducing period poverty, and better fund those programmes that deliver the highest impact for women and girls who every month have to choose between a meal or a sanitary pad.

I invite the international community to join me and work together to end period poverty.

Dominika Kulczyk, President of the Kulczyk Foundation

Period pain

I would say to non-believers: "Imagine the strongest pain you've ever experienced – for example, when you broke your leg or passed a kidney stone – and then consider that a period can hurt like that too".

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During menstruation, the body demands peace and relaxation

During menstruation, the uterus should empty itself, the blood must have a free outlet, and some forms of exercise can make this difficult.

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A Problematic Treasure

There is no single good time to talk to your daughter about her period. There are thousands of opportunities to do so.

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‘The red Mercedes has arrived’ : On the change in the Polish discourse on menstruation

Strongly emotional, often negative, and sometimes even vulgar. On the language used in the context of menstruation.

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I like my period

My period doesn't hurt. It's nice. It wasn't always like this.

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