Menstruation is an essential part of women's monthly hormone cycle. A woman loses around 70 mm of blood during each period. The whole cycle lasts around 28 days.
"Period. End of sentence," the film which won an Oscar earlier this week, highlights prejudices against menstruating women in India. The film's producer Guneet Monga spoke to DW about raising awareness on women's health.
Authorities in the Philippines say dengue cases have risen by more than 80% since last year. Early detection of the disease can dramatically reduce fatality rates, but there is no fixed treatment for the illness.
A siege by extremists in the Philippines' Muslim-majority Marawi city displaced over 400,000 people in 2017. People are returning to their homes, but with a sense of insecurity. This is making them take drastic measures.
A film that deals with menstrual awareness is not being released in Pakistan, unlike neighboring India, where it opened in theaters last week. Many Pakistanis took to Twitter to express their anger.
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