Nepali Women Spotlight How The Mundane Becomes Taboo On Their Periods
Girls in Nepal took pictures of the social taboos they face while on their menstrual periods.By Melissa Prax | May 29, 2016
In Nepal, women on their menstrual periods are considered "impure." So several teenage girls took pictures to show exactly what that means and what their culture says they can't touch.
The project was conducted by WaterAid to build awareness of menstrual hygiene but also shows all of the taboos that come with that time of the month in Nepal.
Some of the things that are off-limits? Participating in social events, crossing a river for fear a demon will inhabit a girl and touching different foods or male relatives for fear of "contanimating" them.