Breaking taboos, pioneering innovation for women's health

As many rural women in India still face social barriers during menstruation, a local social entrepreneur invented a machine to make low-cost sanitary towels. U.N. Women shares the success story of a man who has made an enormous contribution to improving women’s health in his country.

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  • UN Women

    U.N. Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.