Period Poverty and Bloody Good Period
What is Period Poverty?
Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford and access period products as period poverty continues to be a global issue with many resorting to dangerous and unsafe methods.
A lack of access to menstrual products means many are forced to manage their periods in a dangerous and unsafe way.
This then leads to education, wellbeing and entire lives being affected!
Who’re Bloody Good Period?
Bloody Good Period’s mission is to fight for menstrual equity.
It was started by Gabby Edlin, who decided something needed to be done to create a sustainable flow of menstrual products for those who can’t afford to buy them.
As a result, Bloody Good Period give period products to those who can’t afford them and provide menstrual education to those less likely to access it.
The facts (source: https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/) :
- Asylum-seeking women are being forced to go without food and other basic needs in order to purchase period products.
- Period poverty is having a negative impact on physical and mental health which as a result causes infections and stress. Many are even resorting to using tissue and/or strips of clothing or bath towels in the place of appropriate period products.
- Period poverty is also preventing asylum-seekers from rebuilding their lives with dignity and is part of the ‘hostile environment’ policy against women seeking safety in the UK.
Since the start of the pandemic, Bloody Good Period have now distributed over 79,000 packs of period products since the start of the UK lockdown, to refugees and asylum-seekers, food banks, community response groups, shelters for the homeless, those fleeing domestic violence and frontline NHS workers. As part of our campaign, you can also donate to Bloody Good Period at our checkout!
You can donate to BGP through our checkout as part of our Time to Talk Periods campaign. Your donations can help make a huge difference!
• £4 could help to provide 4 packs of day maxi pads
• £10 can help to cover delivery, storage and staff costs to help Bloody Good Period get period products to those who otherwise couldn’t afford or access them – they prioritise in building sustainable relationships with partner organisations so they can get products out every single month
• £15 could buy 2 packs of pantyliners, 1 pack of day pads and 1 pack of night pads
• £38 could buy 2 menstrual cups
• £108 could cover 5 pairs of reusable period pants
For our Time to Talk Periods campaign we’ve partnered with leading charities and key individuals working hard in the period movement, Bloody Good Period, Newcastle West End Foodbank and Ella Daish so that we can help in educating and donating to end period poverty.