What Does Menstrual Equity Mean to You?
The definition is growing and changing, as voices from all over continue the conversation about period health, product access, affordability, education and safety.
Incarcerated People Deserve the Dignity of Menstrual Equity –
Along with many of the women I was incarcerated with, I used my own homemade products rather than beg for more from an unconcerned correctional officer or risk bleeding through my clothes. As a result of my creativity to survive with some modicum of dignity, I ended up needing a hysterectomy when I got home.
Cambridge turns away from free menstrual supplies at city facilities
City council had three shots at introducing free menstrual supplies in city facilities on Tuesday night. Three times, council turned its back on the notion.
Senator Maria Collett Introduces Menstrual Equity Legislation
Senator Maria Collett introduced legislation to establish the “Pennsylvania Menstrual Equity Act,” to ensure that Menstrual Products (“MPs”) are available in public bathroom facilities. For nearly a century, Pennsylvania has required that public bathroom facilities provide basic health and hygiene supplies such as toilet paper, soap and trash receptacles. No similar requirement exists for MPs. …
Sanitree’s Reusable Cloth Pad Revolution Is Ending Period Poverty In Rural India
Sanitree is based on the model of employing disadvantaged women to sew and sell reusable sanitary pads. It started in India as Enactus Edinburgh’s program.
Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after ‘period shaming’
A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform. The 14-year-old’s
Forcing Immigrant Girls to Bleed Through Their Underwear Is Cruel, Degrading and Dangerous | Opinion
A 19-state lawsuit filed this week accuses the Trump administration of depriving detained girls of menstrual products and basic care.
Periods Around The World: Where Menstruation Is Taboo
In many countries, if you can’t afford sanitary products, you improvise – these striking photos show how women around the world manage their periods.
Why Schools Need To Go Plastic-Free With Period Products
In an empowering open letter addressed to the Department of Education, charities demanded that schools go plastic-free with period products for all students.
Period Bullying Keeps Indian Girls Away From School
Period bullying, or teasing and humiliating girls for being on their period, is one of the reasons why 23% of Indian girls drop out of school at puberty.
There’s Nowhere Worse To Have Your Period Than A Refugee Camp
It’s pitch-dark, and the only private space is a block of communal toilets 500 feet away. The door locks may not be working, and there’s no lighting inside. The world can do better.
How access to period products removes a barrier to education
A growing number of states are exempting menstrual products from tax. Advocates for period equity argue taxing these supplies is unfair because periods are a necessity, not a choice. And some schools and universities are now opting to provide these products free in an effort to reduce absences and ensure that low-income students have access to them. Education Week’s Kavitha Cardoza reports.
Menstruation Is the New Development Fad
Periods and the poor: Why aid agencies, NGOs and social entrepreneurs are suddenly so interested.
These N.L. women have plastic-free periods. Why aren’t more doing the same? | CBC News
Some women are taking the anti-plastic movement further than straws and bags by making their menstrual cycles plastic-free, and are urging more people to talk openly about their periods, their products, and their waste.
Georgia allocates $1.5 million to address “period poverty”
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia lawmakers are making it easier for women in low-income areas to get menstrual products. The state’s 2020 budget includes $1.5 million to address period poverty. Period poverty is the state of reality for women who can not afford menstrual products. $1 million is going to the Georgia Department of Education, …
Opinion | Why menstrual equity is more than just lady business
There’s a trend of those in positions of power making decisions without understanding the facts.
20% of British Girls Are Bullied or Teased About Their Periods: Survey
Stigma is putting students’ health and education at risk.
Menstruation is not a girls’ or women’s issue – it’s a human rights issue | UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund
JUBA/COX’S BAZAR/UNITED NATIONS – “My periods are a nightmare,” Nyanjuma Galoth, 20, told UNFPA at a civilian protection camp in South Sudan. “They are very painful, and I can’t get any sanitary products.”It is a major source of stress, she said. “The days that I am lucky, I get a few sanitary pads from my friends, while other days, I end up using rags to absorb the blood flow.” It is like “a terrible sickness,” she said.
2019 Menstrual Hygiene Day Partners:
Winslow Magazine and the Period Purse Raising awareness on period poverty in the GTA DivaCares is proud to support Winslow…
How to create a period-friendly workplace
Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly workplace?