Join Us to End Period Poverty
Join Us to End Period Poverty
Do you want to Change the World, Save the Planet, Empower Woman & Save Money? Of course you do! And so do we. But we need your help.
Together, let's end period poverty!
#1. We need to be sure everyone knows what Period Poverty is.
Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, hand washing facilities, and or waste management. Millions of girls/women experience period poverty globally, including in the US.
When a girl/woman experiences period poverty, she misses school/work. Independent studies have shown that girl students can miss up to 50 days of school every year because they cannot afford sanitary items. Recent data finds that one in five American girls miss school due to their periods. Without these items, women’s movement and ambitions are tampered. This not only effects them, but it effects the world. 2018, a World Bank report showed that girls NOT finishing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings.
I agree that now I know what period poverty is, I will tell 5 people who don't
#2. We need to be sure that everyone knows what a menstrual cup is.
A menstrual cup is a menstrual hygiene device which, like a tampon, is inserted into the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual fluid. Menstrual cups are made made of medical grade silicone. They are shaped like a bell with a stem or a ringIt is made of medical grade silicone. A menstrual cup is reusable for 10+ years can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time. They have zero waste and are odorless, leakproof, have no chemicals, pesticides, bleaches, dyes or absorbency gels.
Menstrual cups are good for the environment. In the USA alone, approximately 12 billion pads and 7 billion tampons are discarded each year. Tampons can take up to 500 years to break down in landfills. If over the course of a woman’s roughly 38 years of menstruation, she only had to throw away 4 small menstrual cups instead of 8,000 to 17,000 tampons. That’s a difference of almost 300 pounds of waste!
I agree that now I know what a menstrual cup is, I will tell 5 people who don't, regardless of my age or gender.
#3. We need to normalize the conversation around menstruation.
Ending period poverty is not just about providing a product, it’s about breaking stigmas and misconceptions as well as normalizing menstruation.
I agree to talk about menstruation without shame, regardless of my age or gender.
#4. We need to insist the term "feminine hygiene products" include menstrual cups and not just tampons and sanitary napkins.
I agree that language in current state's law, that define feminine hygiene products as tampons and sanitary napkins, needs to be rewritten to include menstrual cups.
I agree that schools that teach students about menstrual hygiene products need to let students know about the option of menstrual cups and not just tampons and sanitary napkins.
#5. We can end period poverty and change the world with menstrual cups.
I agree that we will change the world with menstrual cups.
I believe that all women and girls should have education about and affordable access to all menstrual products, especially those that are most convenient, comfortable, safe, environmentally sustainable, cost efficient.
I agree that together we can end period poverty, and in doing so; Change the World, Save the Planet, Empower Woman & Save Money!