For World Menstrual Hygiene Day (Tuesday 28 May 2019), we’re shining a light on three 18-year-olds living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together, they are dedicated to helping women and girls in their community.
Keeping things hygienic in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, is a difficult task.
It’s the biggest refugee camp in the world, and people live in small, cramped conditions. That’s why the British Red Cross has built latrines and wash facilities here to promote best hygiene practices.
But for a woman in Cox’s Bazar, it isn’t as straightforward.
After these latrines were built, we found that some women and girls weren’t always using them.
There are reports of gender-based violence in the camps.
Many women are terrified to travel to wherever their nearest toilet is located. Some worry that their dignity and privacy will be compromised.