Many girls around the world miss school due to insufficient resources during menstruation. Although menstrual cups are cheaper and more environmentally friendly than pads or tampons, they are not widely used. This project investigates the awareness of the menstrual cup and barriers to using it among schoolgirls using both survey data and focus group discussions. By comparing girls in South Africa and the Netherlands, this project helps to identify how these barriers could best be overcome, both in general and in a particular national context. While information remains the most important tool to empower girls about menstruation management, this study points to the need for a culturally sensitive approach.