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£3,658
raised of £5,000 target by 114 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,658 to tackle period poverty in the UK and beyond, so no child misses out on their education because of their period

    United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 19th July 2021

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    Free Periods is a not for profit organisation fighting to ensure that no young person has to miss out on their education because they have their period.

    STARTING A PERIOD REVOLUTION

    Since our inception in April 2017, we have fought determinedly for change, ultimately launching a joint legal campaign with the Red Box Project in early 2019, urging the Government to comply with its legal obligations to ensure equal access to education for all children, irrespective of their sex.

    Just two months after the launch of legal action, the Government committed funding for free period products in schools in England, mirroring similar commitments already made in by the governments in Scotland and Wales. The Department for Education’s scheme launched in January 2020.

    We’re thrilled to have played our part in this policy change, but our work is not yet done!

    In fact, the Period Revolution has only just begun.

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    We are scrutinising and evaluating the Government scheme, striving to ensure that it is fully funded and works for everyone.

    We are also determined to support local activists in other jurisdictions to secure similar policy commitments from their governments. Every young person should have access to the period products they need to get in with their education, and their lives.

    And we're working to tackle the shame and taboo that’s bound up in menstruation. We want to encourage people to talk freely about menstruation, embrace the power of the period, and invite boys, men, and anyone who doesn’t menstruate to get involved in that conversation too. We encourage everyone to share their #FreePeriodStories with us!

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    By donating here, you are enabling us to continue our work to secure access to period products for all young people who need them, in the UK and beyond.

    You can find out more about our work on our website and please do follow and share the news from our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook if you can!

    Join the #PeriodRevolution!

    Thank you for your support x

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      114

      • Rachel

        Rachel

        Jul 19, 2021

        £10.00

      • Sibby

        Sibby

        Jun 30, 2021

        Wonderful cause and great work

        £10.00

      • Rachel

        Rachel

        Jun 26, 2021

        £10.00

      • Jacquelin pettifer

        Jacquelin pettifer

        Jun 22, 2021

        Keep going.... always keep going...

        £90.00

      • Team HQ

        Team HQ

        Jun 14, 2021

        Ami, you are such an inspiration. Keep doing your amazing work, we are so proud to be your publishers. Love, HQ xx

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jun 13, 2021

        £5.00

      • Sarah King

        Sarah King

        Jun 12, 2021

        Well done Amika, Clegg and Anna

        £40.00

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      Amika George

      Amika George

      United Kingdom

      Amika George is a 19 year old student at Cambridge University, who, at the age of 17, started the Free Periods campaign from her bedroom, calling for free menstrual products in all of England’s schools. She is now a leading activist in the fight to end global period poverty.

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