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In every community in the United States there are people missing out on education and work because they cannot manage their periods.
Period poverty can affect anyone who does not have access to the resources they need. Period products like tampons and pads can be prohibitively expensive for someone who struggles financially. Inadequate reproductive health education and safe, clean places to manage periods further exacerbate the issue for many people.
Toilet paper is in every bathroom, but period products are rarely available in most workplaces and school bathrooms. Productivity and education, as well as self-esteem, suffer when individuals miss school or work due to a healthy, natural bodily function.
Girls Helping Girls. Period. (GHGP) is a family-founded, New Jersey based nonprofit whose work includes:
*Donating pads, tampons, liners and menstrual cups to anyone in need through a network of 150+ agencies
*Advocating for systemic change by working with school administrators, business leaders and legislators
*Educating through workshops for students (elementary-college) that address the importance of healthy period management and show students how to find the support they need
GHGP and IWIRC have teamed up to FIGHT PERIOD POVERTY with a campaign that will support GHGP's donation and educational initiatives. Too often reproductive health education is inadequate or non-existent when it comes to discussions of periods. GHGP's workshops teach students why it is critical to maintain menstrual health, and how to do it affordably. Workshops also include a donation of period products.
JOIN THE FIGHT to end period poverty!