Period Poverty

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    A book with 15 free tampons inside it has sold out for this political reason

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    Period poverty in the UK: 1 in 5 young girls are being bullied at school, here’s how you can help

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    Wales just struck a major blow against period poverty in the UK

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People

Free Periods’ Amika George on what’s next in the fight against period poverty

Plus, women from Uganda, Myanmar, India and Kenya tells us why period poverty is a global issue.

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Hannah Keegan
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Long Reads

Why the government’s pledge to end period poverty is so vitally important

“Together we have secured a change that a few years ago seemed inconceivable: a solution to period poverty”

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Laura Coryton
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Opinion

10 things I want you to know about making change happen

From the founder of #FreePeriods

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philosophy
Life

Why it matters that we’re getting a period emoji

It won’t eliminate stigma on its own – but if it helps start important conversations, then that’s worth celebrating.

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Moya Crockett
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Teens in Nepal document the stigma surrounding periods

“We are kept separately and not touched. I feel hated.”

Life

People need food banks now more than ever – here’s how you can help

Sainsbury’s has launched shelf-edge labels to help shoppers easily identify the products that are most useful to food banks

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Natasha Preskey
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Life

These are the shocking stats around period poverty in the UK

The issue is much closer to home than you may have thought

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Life

The comedy night fighting period poverty one laugh at a time

It's going to be bloody funny

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Megan Murray
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Life

How to easily donate unused items to charity, from lipsticks to dresses

Got a house full of good-quality clutter? Here’s how to find it a new home

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Long Reads

Alesha Dixon has a simple, yet powerful, solution to period poverty

137,000 girls in the UK are regularly missing school because they can’t afford sanitary protection. That needs to change

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Alesha Dixon
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Visible Women

From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Danielle Rowley: the women making waves this week

Take note.

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Susan Devaney
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Megan Murray
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Female MP makes ground-breaking move by discussing her period in parliament

Scottish Labour's Danielle Rowley got real about period poverty in a revolutionary way

Life

This London restaurant will let you swap tampons for cocktails

Show your support for period poverty by getting sozzled

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Happy Place

Finally, there's some good news about the tampon tax

Don't get too excited - it's not still not been abolished

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Life

When will the tampon tax finally be abolished?

When you can expect to see the back of this ridiculous tax

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Beauty

7 great ways to help make hygiene poverty a thing of the past

Supporting these initiatives means less women will face hygiene poverty in the UK

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Visible Women

Meet the woman tackling period poverty for asylum seekers

Stylist’s Woman of the Week is activist Gabby Edlin, the founder of Bloody Good Period.

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Georgia Green
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: the news you need to know on 5/2/18

Scottish women grapple with period poverty, rare suffragette posters are unveiled, and more

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Moya Crockett
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Susan Devaney
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The tampon has been given a major upgrade for 2018

Wave goodbye to unwanted leakage

Life

The unique way this Scottish company is fighting period poverty in the UK

“Buy one, give one.”

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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