Labour Will Provide Free Sanitary Products For Secondary Schools
At the Labour Party Conference, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged the parties support to ending period poverty.
“On average, women spend around £5,000 on sanitary products in their lives. A huge amount which many simply can't afford.”
Additionally, according to Plan International UK, 49% of girls have missed an entire day of school because of their period.
As a result, “Labour will provide free sanitary products for secondary schools, food banks and homeless shelters” said Corbyn.
The current government’s response to period poverty is mixed at best. However, there are a number of things we can be doing as a community to help end period poverty.
For example, if you are a teacher at a UK state secondary school with at least 1% of girls eligible for free school meals you will be entitled to receive free Always pads to help keep your girls most in need in school. Click here to find out more.
Charities that you can donate your time and resources to in the U.K. include:
if you know of any charities or organizations dedicated to helping end period poverty, please do let us know!
Image Credit to Wolfman.