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See How These 7 Nepalese Girls Worked with WaterAid in a Campaign to End Menstrual Taboos

In an inspiring campaign by WaterAid "to improve girls' ability to manage their periods through better access to water, toilets and sanitary supplies as well as dispelling the myths that shroud periods" in Nepal and Pakistan, seven Nepalese girls took photographs documenting what life is like when they are on their periods.

Unable to touch certain things or people and excluded from certain activities during their menstrual cycle because they are considered unclean and impure, Sushma, Bisheshta, Bandana, Sabina, RabinaManisha, and Rita took photos of everyday places and things, adding eye-opening captions to their collection of images.

Click through the slideshow above to see their amazing stories.

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Photo Credit: WaterAid/Mani Karmacharya