Period Poverty

  • Period poverty
    Life

    People are claiming that period poverty “isn’t real” – and we’re having none of it

  • Free school sanitary products
    Life

    Period products will now be free in English state schools

  • Period poverty
    Life

    60% of women need to “budget” for their periods, and how is this 2019?

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Beauty

We try the innovative new age period products worth knowing about

Did you know there were two types of menstrual cup?

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Period poverty
Life

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

Tampons are taxed at nearly three times the rate as books are in Germany.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

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

Male classmates are calling them "dirty" and "disgusting"

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Megan Murray
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Life

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

The Welsh government has announced a scheme addressing period poverty in schools. It’s a reminder that feminist activism can make a difference

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Moya Crockett
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Hannah Keegan
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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.

Opinion

10 things I want you to know about making change happen

From the founder of #FreePeriods

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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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Chhaupadi: Teenage girls in Nepal exiled to period huts during menstruation
Life

Teens in Nepal document the stigma surrounding periods

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

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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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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Moya Lothian-McLean
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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

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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Life

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

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Megan Murray
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Life

This London restaurant will let you swap tampons for cocktails

Show your support for period poverty by getting sozzled

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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

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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

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Megan Murray
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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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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

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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