Menstruation can affect a girl's ability to go to school in India - whether it's the result of shame, a lack of facilities or a gap in awareness. An organisation is trying to fill that gap with eco-friendly sanitary products and education.
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Beedis are popular hand-rolled cigarettes that provide income for many women and children in India's West Bengal state. But labor advocates say Beedi workers face health hazards and low wages.
From Sunday, those who are fully immunized against COVID-19 are exempt from many restrictions in Germany. The WHO has warned that a variant spreading in India may be dodging vaccine protection. Follow DW for the latest.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has urged individuals to get vaccinated as soon as they can rather than risk suffering from COVID. Meanwhile, the death toll in India has risen above 250,000. Follow DW for the latest.
Experts say containing the coronavirus in the short term will be hard, but emphasize that much can still be done. They point to improved government messaging and streamlined medical distribution as possible solutions.
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