Louisa Gosling

Programme Manager, WaterAid

Why More Sportswomen Like Fu Yuanhui Should Shine the Spotlight on Period

Why More Sportswomen Like Fu Yuanhui Should Shine the Spotlight on Period Taboos

We need to talk openly about this issue to remove the stigma that surround periods, and ensure finding solutions for menstrual hygiene management are included in efforts to improve health, education, and access to sanitation facilities. Fu Yuanhui is one sportswoman who inadvertently shined a spotlight on this issue. But together, we can all help break the stigma surrounding periods.
16/08/2016 16:50 BST
Risking Rape to Reach a Toilet in India's

Risking Rape to Reach a Toilet in India's Slums

A spate of brutal attacks on young women in India's urban centres, most recently a young woman in Calcutta who died after being gang-raped and set on fire, have drawn world attention. But thousands of other women are preyed upon at vulnerable moments, whether it's riding a bus, walking alone or, in the case of girls like Bhawna, looking for a place to relieve themselves.
07/01/2014 17:05 GMT