Over decades of influential movements, some global issues continue to haunt us, including period poverty. Period poverty[1] is women and girls’ lack of access to menstrual hygiene products and suitable sanitation facilities, typically because of financial and educational limitations. This problem usually affects low-income societies, which see individuals utilizing unhygienic or inefficient replacements for tampons, pads, and menstrual cups.

This negatively impacts individuals who menstruate, including affecting girls’ overall education. Frequently, girls miss school because of their period. Furthermore, the taboo plaguing periods can put girls’ emotional well-being at risk, with many individuals being embarrassed by menstruation and reluctant to reach out for help. But this problem isn’t just about periods: menstruation unveils a much more critical issue concerning human rights[2].