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Weʼre raising £5,000 to tackle period poverty in the UK and beyond, so no child misses out on their education because of their period

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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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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2021

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 15, 2021

      This donation has been made by VCCP on behalf of Gemma Abbott

      £1,000.00

    • Inga and Sofia

      Inga and Sofia

      Mar 14, 2021

      Thank you for this vital work - we hope it means no girl has to miss out on school just because she has her period

      £50.00

    • Doon Duh Vail co.

      Doon Duh Vail co.

      Mar 9, 2021

      Donations from two of our customers, Louise Donnery and Clíona Anderson.

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 1, 2021

      Awesome work!

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      Feb 27, 2021

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      Feb 21, 2021

      £15.00

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    Amika George

    Amika George

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    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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