Period poverty, or the inability to afford menstrual products, is a serious issue especially in developing countries, an issue menstruating girls and women grapple with monthly and a spotlight topic on Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed annually on 28 May.

UN Women/Carlos Ngeleka. A woman sells food at a market in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

© UNFPA China Population ageing is a defining global trend of our time. People are living longer and more are older than ever before.

Ms. Merhawit (right) sits with her aunt at the maternity ward in Suhul Hospital, Shire. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Paula Seijo

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