Most women in developed countries often take their access to and choices of sanitary pads for granted. In some parts of the world, the lack of proper menstrual hygiene products still poses one of the biggest challenges to gender equality. The inability to manage their periods with proper famine hygiene products has not only caused girls to lag behind in school, it also exposes them to infections and sores. But a start up company in Uganda has come up with a solution to this problem by developing affordable and eco-friendly sanitary towels made out of sugarcane by-products. Read more Photo credit: Sonke Gender Justice