Why Periods Are No Longer a Red Light

Maria Rita is wearing a red shirt and jeans. She is holding a red ribbon in each hand is jumping in the air. Her town is in the background.

For millions of girls around the world, menstruation brings shame, confusion and stigma. Discover how girls in Brazil, Honduras, Sri Lanka and Togo are finding education and empowerment with Compassion’s support.

Continue Reading ›

Suffering in Silence: The Menstruation Taboo

A girl in Thailand stands under an umbrella in the rain

In many impoverished communities, menstruation is a stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. Here are just three personal and societal aspects of life that are restricted when menstruation becomes unmentionable.

Continue Reading ›
A girl laughs, face in her hands.

Period Poverty: My REAL Most Embarrassing Moment

I’ve told very few people about my REAL most embarrassing moment. But it’s something that girls in poverty around the world have to face every day.

Continue Reading ›
The Unique Way Men Are Helping To Fight Period Poverty

The Unique Way Men Are Helping to Fight Period Poverty

Young women around the world are affected by what’s referred to as period poverty. Being unable to afford feminine hygiene products can lead to serious problems for these girls. But this community in Uganda is combatting period poverty – even the men are getting involved to support their wives and daughters!

Continue Reading ›