Fighting the Degrading and Dangerous Treatment of Menstruating Migrant Girls

At the border right now, there’s no solace for young teens who might know little about what’s happening to their bodies—yet have to summon the courage to tell a male guard and ask for pads, only to be denied or given too few to matter. Or have to manage their periods in over-crowded rooms where privacy is scant. And aren’t even able to shower or wash hands or scrub clean stained underwear.

The Guide To Having a Comfortable Period

Knowing and having access to all the possibilities for dealing with periods is a matter of comfort and improved sanitation, and a means for achieving body integrity and increased opportunity. Menstruating individuals deserve choices—so let’s unpack them!

Menstrual Equity’s Red Carpet Moment

Rayka Zehtabchi stands out in this year’s pool of Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Short—not only because she’s the only woman among them, but because her film “PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.” also tells a uniquely female story that emerged from a transnational feminist coalition fighting for menstrual equity.