Cloth, cow dung, cups: how the world’s women manage their periods
For women living without access to basic sanitation, menstruation can be especially challenging. Their resourcefulness knows no bounds
All photographs courtesy of WaterAid
From animal skins and old rags to cow patties and silicon cups, women around the world use all sorts of materials to manage their periods each month.
Basic necessities for dealing properly with menstruation, such as access to clean water or a decent toilet, are simply unavailable to millions of women and girls.