Saturday, October 19, 2019 will go down in history as the first-ever National Period Day, and what a day it was!
Ensuring menstrual products are safe, affordable and accessible is eliminating some of the barriers, but even getting to that point requires a lot of work to de-stigmatize periods...
Throughout the nation ~55 bills have been introduced to require disclosure of period products, increase access for school aged children and people who are incarcerated, or eliminate the tax on tampons!
With the leadership of dynamic women legislators, state and city council have passed a number of groundbreaking policies that provide more access to free period products in schools, public restrooms, and shelters -- AND have eliminated the tampon tax!
Learn more about these women leaders who are changing policy and working to ensure period products are safe, affordable and accessible!
Momentum and victories will only continue to grow as more women raise their voice for menstrual equity. Look how far we have come in the last year alone!
It is so encouraging (and so important) to see the conversation on periods and period health move into the mainstream. Because that conversation is MOVING the mainstream.
Last month, women from all over the nation gathered in Washington, DC to raise awareness about the serious gaps in menstrual products safety and regulation.
NPR dubbed 2015 the Year of the Period, but from the looks of it, 2016 has some real changes in the works that will make having periods a lot less painful. Will safer feminine care products for all women be among those changes?