Lets Stop Period Poverty!
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Period Poverty Mission!
Females around the world are suffering with Period Poverty. My achievement is for all girls being able to buy free sanitary products for their menstrual cycle. When I read articles on this I was shocked by some of the information I found out. A quotation that took my heart was a girl in Leeds (UK) she said "I had to wrap a sock around my underwear to stop the bleeding". This actually broke my heart to see how girls in the UK & Globally are needing this to be tackled. I hope to be able to try and get this problem to parliament with the help of you! Linking to companies such as Always, The Red Box Project to help me try and tackle this would be amazing! Including with other sponsorship's with other companies Globally and in the UK. In the UK I strongly believe we can give something to girls all around the world struggling with this.
What Is Period Poverty?
The term of Period Poverty is when individuals are unable to access menstrual products because the finical difficulties they may face.
Facts That You May Want To Know?
- 1 in 10 girls can't afford to buy menstrual products according to Plan International UK.
- Over 137,700 children in the UK have missed school because of period poverty.
- 40% of girls in the UK use toilet roll because they can not afford the products for their periods.
What Can You Do To Help?
By signing this petition I can try to work with teams who tackle with the period poverty and hopefully can gain to going to parliament and achieving something in news articles such as: The Sun, The Guardian and Chronicle.
Links You May Want To Read:
Girls Effect - https://www.girleffect.org/
Always (UK) - https://www.always.co.uk/en-gb/about-us/endperiodpoverty
The Red Box Project - http://redboxproject.org/
Why Does It Exist?
In the UK, research has shown that women spend over £18,000 on their periods over the course of their lifetime. As poverty and governmental cutbacks bite, and we see a growing dependence on food bank handouts, menstrual products become an unattainable luxury to many. The shame and embarrassment around menstruation is still so prolific, that many people suffer alone, and in silence, reluctant to ask for help when they need it.
Who's Affected? - https://www.freeperiods.org/facts/
Globally: Over 1.2m billion globally lack access to basic sanitation and hygiene, and the United Nations has recognised menstrual hygiene as a global public health and human-rights issue.
UK: #FreePeriods was started in April 2017, after the BBC published a report that revealed that children in the UK were routinely missing school because they couldn’t afford to buy menstrual products. Shockingly, some were using socks stuffed with toilet tissue or newspaper.
NO CHILD SHOULD MISS EDUCATION BECAUSE OF THEIR MENSTRUAL CYCLE! IF YOU WANT TO HELP SIGN THIS PETITION I WANT TO GET OVER AT LEAST 100,000 VOTES! LETS STOP PERIOD POVERTY!
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