#period poverty

  • Article: US Government Acknowledges Period Products Are Necessities in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

    US Government Acknowledges Period Products Are Necessities in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

    By Leah Rodriguez|April 10, 2020

    Tampons and pads are now classified as medical expenses eligible for FSA and HSA reimbursement. Read more

  • Article: Canada Wants to Give Free Period Products to Federal Workers

    Canada Wants to Give Free Period Products to Federal Workers

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 6, 2019

    A report this year showed that 1 in 3 Canadian women under 25 had struggled to afford products. Read more

  • Article: This Canada School District Is the Country's First to Offer Free Pads and Tampons

    This Canada School District Is the Country's First to Offer Free Pads and Tampons

    By Jackie Marchildon|March 4, 2019

    One in three Canadian women under 25 has struggled to afford menstrual products. Read more

  • Article: This Organization Gave Federal Workers Period Products During the US Government Shutdown

    This Organization Gave Federal Workers Period Products During the US Government Shutdown

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 30, 2019

    They sent out three months' worth of menstrual products to those who couldn’t afford them. Read more

  • Article: Millions of Girls Are Getting Less Than 5 Years of Schooling

    Millions of Girls Are Getting Less Than 5 Years of Schooling

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 25, 2019

    In Pakistan and Nigeria these girls are only receiving one year of education. Read more

  • Article: Nevada Just Got Rid of Its Tampon Tax

    Nevada Just Got Rid of Its Tampon Tax

    By Jerica Deck|Nov. 7, 2018

    Tampons are no longer considered a "luxury item" in the state. Read more

  • Article: South African Women Are Using Menstrual Cups to Change the World

    South African Women Are Using Menstrual Cups to Change the World

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 25, 2018

    In Africa, 1 in 10 girls are having their education interrupted because of their periods. Read more

  • Article: Violent Protesters Bully Menstruating Women Away From Hindu Temple

    Violent Protesters Bully Menstruating Women Away From Hindu Temple

    By Jerica Deck|Oct. 18, 2018

    After the Supreme Court revoked a temple's gender ban, devotees protested. Read more