Menstruation is still a taboo topic in India. Most women use unsanitized cloth, ashes and husk sand. Students at a school in Delhi are manufacturing their own sanitary napkins in school and educating women in nearby slums about menstrual hygiene.
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Scotland has decided to make all period products free. It's about time India learned from that example and gave millions of women in the country the right to menstrual hygiene, says DW's Isha Bhatia.
Lack of affordable menstrual hygiene products continues to have a negative impact on women and girls around the world. Will other countries follow Scotland in trying to put an end to period poverty?
Indian food delivery service Zomato's decision to give female employees up to 10 days of "period leave" per year has triggered a discussion about menstrual health and gender equality in the South Asian nation.
Nearly 70% of Bangladesh's textile workers are women, but menstruation taboos mean they must skip work when they have their period. Activists say more must be done to raise awareness and provide hygienic aid.
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