Period Poverty

Period Poverty, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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    Life

    Panic-buying tampons will only make them less accessible to women who need them

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    Life

    The government has officially scrapped the tampon tax – but there are still concerns to discuss

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    Beauty

    Boots is partnering with The Hygiene Bank to help tackle hygiene poverty in the UK

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Long Reads

This is how you can help end tampon tax, once and for all

Now that we’ve left the EU, it’s time to crack on with one of the government’s most important pledges – ending tampon tax.

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Laura Coryton
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Life

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

Women are sharing their own very real experiences online.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

Period products will now be free in English state schools

Free tampons in schools at last!

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Harriet Marsden
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Life

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

Our periods cost us £5000.

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Jessica Rapana
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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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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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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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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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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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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

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Megan Murray
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