#FreePeriods: Join a Bloody Christmas Protest to End Period Poverty

#FreePeriods: Join a Bloody Christmas Protest to End Period Poverty

Words Tori West
Images Alice Skinner

A PROTEST FOR EVERYONE.

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.”

Visit FREEPERIODS.ORG to find out more and sign the  #FREEPERIODS petition today.