#Period Poverty

  • Article: British Period Poverty Activist Gabby Edlin Tells Us How She Started a Bloody Successful Movement

    British Period Poverty Activist Gabby Edlin Tells Us How She Started a Bloody Successful Movement

    By Helen Lock|June 25, 2019

    Edlin was volunteering at a refugee centre when she was told period products weren't "essential." Read more

  • Article: Tanzania Is Bringing Back Tax On Menstrual Products, and Activists Are Not Having It

    Tanzania Is Bringing Back Tax On Menstrual Products, and Activists Are Not Having It

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 24, 2019

    The tax was scrapped last year but the minister of finance says it’s not working. Read more

  • Article: 20% of British Girls Are Bullied or Teased About Their Periods: Survey

    20% of British Girls Are Bullied or Teased About Their Periods: Survey

    By Imogen Calderwood|May 28, 2019

    Stigma is putting students’ health and education at risk. Read more

  • Feature: How Global Citizens & Activists Spurred a Country to Improve Menstrual Health in Over 5,000 Schools
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    How Global Citizens & Activists Spurred a Country to Improve Menstrual Health in Over 5,000 Schools

    By Mbali KgameLerato Mogoatlhe  and  Imogen Calderwood|May 28, 2019

    Many students couldn't go to school during their periods. So Global Citizens took action. Read more

  • Article: Sanitary Products Will Be Free for Women in UK Detention Facilities

    Sanitary Products Will Be Free for Women in UK Detention Facilities

    By Sushmita Roy|April 26, 2019

    Women are often left to “bleed out” and denied access to basic sanitary products. Read more

  • Article: UK Will Now Offer Free Sanitary Products to Primary School Pupils Too

    UK Will Now Offer Free Sanitary Products to Primary School Pupils Too

    April 17, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Some 10% of girls in Britain are unable to afford sanitary products. Read more

  • Article: Schoolgirls in Wales Are Going to Get Free Period Products

    Schoolgirls in Wales Are Going to Get Free Period Products

    By Imogen Calderwood|April 15, 2019

    As many as 141,000 girls and young women will be impacted. Read more

  • Article: UK Tampon Tax Fund Will Actually 'Damage' Women's Sector, Say Feminist Groups

    UK Tampon Tax Fund Will Actually 'Damage' Women's Sector, Say Feminist Groups

    By James Hitchings-Hales|April 9, 2019

    All money raised by the tax is supposed to go to charities focused on women — theoretically. Read more