Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Amika George

Amika George is crowdfunding

16%
£805
raised of £5,000 target by 43 supporters

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

United Kingdom

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

Story

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

Share this story

Updates

0

Amika George

Updates appear here

    8 months ago

    Amika George started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 6/2/2020 11.10

    Supporters

    43

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 2, 2020

      £10.00

    • Stella Wright

      Stella Wright

      Jun 1, 2020

      Thank you for continuing to raise this issue in the public conscience, I must admit it passed me by until I came across your campaign. Keep up the good work, this is such an important issue.

      £10.00

    • Ana

      Ana

      May 29, 2020

      thank you for all the work you do for the people who find it difficult to afford period products. you are an angel !

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 28, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 28, 2020

      ❤️

    • Jolyon

      Jolyon

      May 28, 2020

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 28, 2020

      Let’s keep talking about periods 🙌❤️

    Amika George

    Become a supporter

    Help Amika George raise more

    About the fundraiser
    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.

    Report this Page
    Donate