All around the world women are being held back in life and even put in danger, simply because of their period. Period poverty is a global issue, but even in the UK alone, 1 in 10 girls can’t afford to buy menstrual products, with many missing school as a result.
But period poverty isn’t just about affordability. Many women and girls don’t have access to hygienic facilities, or feel unable to manage their periods with dignity – often due to stigma or superstitious or religious dogma around menstruation.
This guide will outline the key problems, what’s being done, and how it can be eradicated for good.
The Guide will cover:
- Period poverty in the western world
- How period poverty has a negative impact on:
- The history of myths and taboos about periods
- Period poverty in developing countries
How can You Help
There are lots of ways that you can get involved and make a difference to help end period poverty. Here are some:
- Choose menstruation products from brands that support ending period poverty
- Donate to charity, either global or locally
- Attend marches and events
- Sign petitions
- Donate period products
- Educate yourself on the issues and listen to other stories and experiences
- Together, we believe that we can make a difference to end period poverty.