In a continental country like Brazil, it’s hard to accept a difficult reality: 11 million people don’t have access to basic hygiene items like sanitary pads. They don’t even have the basic structures to deal with these moments when they happen, like clean bathrooms in schools and communities.
It can be shocking to learn that people use bread and newspapers as alternatives to stanch menstruation fluid.
It’s called menstrual poverty.
It was time to take action to end this reality.