Period-Friendly Employer Challenge Launched For Businesses In Scotland

Social enterprise Hey Girls alongside the Scottish Government has launched www.myperiod.org.uk, a website designed to educate and remove stigma around periods in the workplace for employers. Periods affect around 50% of the population throughout most of their working lives, yet it’s still very rare to find provision for menstruating employees in workplace toilets. MyPeriod.org.uk features an interactive test for employers to take, looking at how they provide for people that menstruate in their business and how they can improve the quality of services for their staff.  The quiz prompts thinking…

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Hey Girls Becomes First UK Period Product Manufacturer To Add ‘Do Not Flush’ Warning On All Disposable Product Wrappers As They Launch Anti-Flush Campaign #Dontrushtoflush

Social enterprise Hey Girls launched an awareness campaign today at Portobello Beach, highlighting the environmental cost of flushing period products down the toilet. It is estimated from a study conducted by the Journal of the Institution of Environmental Sciences that 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 period pads are flushed down the toilet every single day in the UK.  Many of these items not only contribute to expensive sewer blockages but can also end up in the ocean, In a first for period product manufacturers in the UK,…

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Hey Girls to launch its first ever period product TV advertising campaign

Hey Girls announces the launch of its first ever product based TV advertising campaign this month, thanks to the SME Support Scheme from Sky Media. Hey Girls is a Scottish based social enterprise on a mission to end period poverty in the UK.  Selling 100% organic, plastic free and sustainable period products on a Buy One Give One basis – with every sale match donated back to communities who need them most.  Since launching the company in 2018, Hey Girls has donated over 10 million period products to people in…

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Hey Girls Reaches 10 Million Donation Milestone

Social enterprise Hey Girls this week donated their 10 millionth period product to women and girls in need across the UK. Founded in 2018, Hey Girls’ mission is to end period poverty in the UK, a Plan UK study published in 2018 found that 1 in 10 women and girls find themselves unable to afford period products from month to month. Since launching, Hey Girls has developed a network of over 200 donation partners across the UK to ensure that period products go to those who need them most.  Through…

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Over 3,000 Period Products Distributed Directly To People’s Homes During COVID-19 By Hey Girls & Local Authority Partners

Periods don’t stop for pandemics, and neither does the fact that women and girls across the UK will inevitably be facing period poverty during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Social enterprise Hey Girls’ mission since being founded in 2018 is to eradicate period poverty in the UK, something which will become harder once the true economic impact of Covid-19 becomes clear. Since 2018, Hey Girls has been working with local authorities, schools and colleges in Scotland and since 2020 in Wales to deliver free period products to students, constituents and service users. …

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