Category: Period Poverty
Scotland to Provide Free Period Products to All!
Last week, Scotland became the first country in the world to offer free access to period products for all. After leading the way in period provision, providing products in schools from 2017, it has made a huge step forward for menstrual equality. In a system that is not means-tested, meaning that anyone can access the…
Better Design, Better Periods?
You know the drill – you are on your period and need to change your pad, tampon or period product of choice. Maybe you’re at work, at school, a restaurant or another public place, and you don’t want everyone to know you’re on your period. Do you: a) discreetly carry your bag to the toilet,…
Period *Poverty* Doesn’t Stop in a Pandemic
In the UK today as many as 3 in 10 girls are struggling to afford or access period products during the lockdown. This is according to Plan International UK’s latest report that highlights the extent to which the pandemic is exacerbating period poverty. As of January 2020, period products have been made freely available by…