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Month in pictures: What does it mean to be a girl?

Here at WaterAid we have launched our summer campaign, To Be A Girl. For girls like Kajal, Solo, Ze, Rihanata and Radha, it means not having a safe place to go to the toilet, having to miss school to collect dirty water five times a day, having to travel miles for water collection while the boys sit and watch, or being shunned from society when having their period. It is our mission to change the stories of every girl around the world. Visit tobeagirl.org to register your support.

Kajal Gautam, 16, getting ready to go to school, Nihura Basti, Kanpur, India, 2014.

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Kajal, 16, looks in a mirror as she gets ready to go to school in the slum of Nihura Basti, Kanpur, India, 2014.

Kajal Gautam, 16, preparing food for here family at home, Nihura Basti, Kanpur, India, 2014.

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Kajal, 16, prepares food for her family outside her home in the slum of Nihura Basti, Kanpur, India. The land where the slum is situated is owned by the army, who ban building work to take place, meaning it’s very difficult to build new latrines.

Kajal Gautam, 16, with her close friend and cousin Sarita Gautam, 17, walking in the evening to a toilet in an open defacation area of the village, Nihura Basti, Kanpur, India, 2014.

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Kajal, 16, and her cousin Sarita, 17, walk to an open defecation area to go to the toilet in the slum of Nihura Basti, Kanpur, India, 2014.

Solo, 13, (full name Soloniaina Havatiana Rasoambola) outside her family home in Antohobe, Vakinahartra, Madagascar, March 2014.

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Solo, 13, stands outside her family home in Antohobe, Madagascar. She doesn’t go to school as she needs to collect dirty water at least five times a day.

Solo, 13, (full name Soloniaina Havatiana Rasoambola, centre left) and other women and girls collect dirty water at the source, an unprotected spring, in Antohobe, Vakinahartra, Madagascar, March 2014.

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Solo, 13, top, and other girls wash in dirty water at the source, an unprotected spring, in Antohobe, Madagascar, 2014.

Best friends Solo ,13, (full name Soloniaina Havatiana Rasoambola, left) and Ze, 12, (full name Zemiso Iarinirina) carry jerry cans of dirty water collected at the source, an unprotected spring, in Antohobe, Vakinahartra, Madagascar, March 2014.

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Ze, 12, right, and best friend Solo, 13, carry jerry cans of dirty water on their heads, collected from the dirty water source, an unprotected spring in Antohobe, Madagascar, 2014.

Rihanata Ouedraogo (15, centre) and her sisters, Alimata (18, left) and Nafisatou (17) collecting untreated water from a dam in Koala, Burkina Faso on 1 March 2014.

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Rihanata, 15, centre, and her sisters Alimata and Nafisatou collect dirty water at the dam near the village of Koala, Burkina Faso, 2014.

Rihanata Ouedraogo (15), pictured in Koala, Burkina Faso on 2 March 2014, spends over three hours a day fetching untreated water from a dam to meet the needs of herself and her large extended family. If she did not have to collect water, she says she would use the time saved to study.

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Rihanata, 15, studies at home. She spends over three hours a day collecting dirty water from a dam, Koala, Burkina Faso, 2014.

Rihanata Ouedraogo (15, at left) dancing with a friend outside the homestead where she lives in Koala, Burkina Faso on 2 March 2014.

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Rihanata, 15, left, dances with a friend in the village of Koala, Burkina Faso, 2014.

Radha Bishwa Karma, 16, walking to the chaupadi hut miles from the home she shares with her grandmother, Surkhet district, Nepal, 2013.

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Radha, 16, walks to the chaupadi shed miles from her home in Surkhet, Nepal. During menstruation, women and girls are not allowed access to clean water and are shunned from their society, forced to live in sheds miles from home.

Radha Bishwa Karma, 16, at the chaupadi hut miles from the home she shares with her grandmother, Surkhet district, Nepal, 2013.

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Radha, 16, stands outside her chaupadi shed, miles from her home in Surkhet, Nepal. During menstruation she isn’t allowed to touch anyone. Her community fear she would pollute them.

Radha Bishwa Karma, 16, behind the toilet where she is served food (boiled rice only) during chaupadi, Surkhet district, Nepal, 2013.

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Radha, 16, stands behind a toilet, where she is served boiled rice, the only thing she is allowed to eat when shunned from her society during menstruation, Surkhet, Nepal, 2013.