A PROTEST FOR EVERYONE.
#FreePeriods: Join a Bloody Christmas Protest to End Period Poverty
Menstrual products cost more than £18,000, in a women’s lifetime (that’s around £13 every month), and according to Plan International UK, 1 in 10 girls can’t afford it. We think that’s one too many: it’s time to take a stand.
This Wednesday, join Bloody Good Period, Adwoa Aboah, Suki Waterhouse and MP Jess Phillips (to name but a few) for #FreePeriods, a peaceful protest calling on Theresa May and the British Government to provide free menstruation products for those experiencing poverty.
“We BELIEVE that sanitary care is a fundamental human right,” note the organisers on Facebook. “Periods aren’t a choice, they are a natural part of the body. This means sanitary care is not a luxury, but a necessity. No girl should be going without, however, the reality is that in the UK, thousands of girls are missing school because they cannot afford sanitary care.”