Having your period can be hard enough, let alone when you don't have access to safe, clean water and toilets. Three women explain the difficulties they face when they get their monthly bleed.
Lydia, 16, Uganda
In Uganda, Lydia's school toilets are shared between boys and girls. "Some toilets don't have doors, so people can see in or enter at any time," she explains. "They don't have water to flush or to wash with. So we don't go to school when we have our periods."
Indra, 25, Nepal
Indra's family home collapsed after two earthquakes struck Nepal earlier this year. "All the stuff I had for my periods was buried in the house," she tells us. "I asked the neighbours to borrow some cloth, and I had to use it for five days without any chance to wash it."
Kajal, 16, India
With no toilet at home, Kajal has to relieve herself out in the open. "How can you like it when there are lots of men around when you go to the toilet?" she says. "During my period it's difficult as I have to change my pad – I use any cloth and throw it away after in a bag."