Social Enterprise Hey Girls launches red period pants to support domestic abuse victims

Hey Girls have an important message to share with the launch of their new style of period pants. 

Supporting the UK governments campaign #YouAreNotAlone, the message is clear, at home shouldn’t mean at risk.

As COVID19 hit the UK, it forced many people into lockdown in homes that unfortunately were not safe. It comes as a sad reality that because of this, many people across the country are now imprisoned in environments of domestic abuse and violence.

Many charities and domestic abuse campaigners have reported an unprecedented increase in calls and outreach form those living in abusive households. Lockdown has lead to people being exploited and manipulated, and left feeling trapped.

Hey Girls, already donated period products to women’s crisis shelters in the UK, but felt that something extra should be done during this unprecedented crisis.  That’s why for every pair of Hey Girls Red Bikini Period Pants sold, £5 from every purchase will be donated to women’s crisis shelters.

Celia Hodson, Founder of Hey Girls said:

“Domestic violence has no place in our society in 2020.  Hey Girls is showing our solidarity with and for people who find themselves in these horrific situations by raising awareness of the government’s #YouAreNotAlone campaign within our community.  To take it a step further, we know that women’s shelters need monetary donations now more than ever, so we will be donating £5 from orders of our new period pants to do exactly that.”

Hey Girls already carries the National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on the inside of their product packaging and supports women’s crisis shelters with donations of period products.

Minister for Safeguarding and Vulnerabilities, Victoria Atkins said:

“Coronavirus has had an effect on everyone, but I know that it has been especially frightening for victims of domestic abuse who have found themselves trapped in their homes with their perpetrators.

I’d like to thank Hey Girls for supporting the government’s #YouAreNotAlone campaign and raising awareness of this terrible crime. It is more important than ever to remind victims that help is available.”

The Hey Girls Classic Red Shorties & Bikini Period Pants are available to buy from heygirls.co.uk starting at £14.95 per pair.  The period pants are a reusable and sustainable option for period care and can be used month after month.

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