Periods are natural. They are not a choice. We all either have them, have had them, or know people who do.
Periods are not just a ‘women’s issue’, they are not dirty and they are definitely not something to be ashamed of.
No-one should be at a disadvantage because of their period.
Why we want to end period poverty
Getting rid of period poverty means ensuring that having a period does not lead to:
- missed education
- absences from employment
- withdrawal from sport and social activities
Silence, stigma and taboos about periods have been the norm for too long. Women, girls and people who menstruate should not be deprived from accessing the support and products they need.
A dedicated web page has been developed which links to the plan, resources and information on the period dignity grant.