Period Poverty

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Life

5 things you can do to help combat period poverty during this pandemic

Because periods don’t stop in a crisis

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The Body Shop
Life

4 activists on why we need to change the period narrative

Because everyone needs access to products, particularly in a pandemic

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The Body Shop
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Life

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

Coronavirus stockpiling has resulted in a shortage of tampons on some supermarket shelves. Here’s why it needs to stop.

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Hollie Richardson
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Tampon tax
Life

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

What will happen to the Tampon Tax Fund?

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Hollie Richardson
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Lucy Partington
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Boots is partnering with The Hygiene Bank to help tackle hygiene poverty in the UK

Brilliant news from the high street retailer.

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!

Posted by
Harriet Marsden
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Period poverty
Life

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

Our periods cost us £5000.

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
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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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Megan Murray
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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

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

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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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Amika George, Free Periods
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.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
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.”

Posted by
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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Amy Davidson
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These are the shocking stats around period poverty in the UK

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

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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