Hey Girls Releases Film That Is Scientifically Proven To Have You #Seeingred Over Period Poverty

As part of its ongoing ambition to tackle period poverty in the UK, social enterprise Hey Girls is calling on Brits across the country to SEE RED about the inequality people experience on a monthly basis – and take action. With 1 in 10 young people in Britain currently unable to afford their period (and as many as half of these people turning to newspaper or other means as alternatives), increasing access to period products continues to be extremely important. Further, period poverty surged in 2020 during the COVID pandemic, with a survey by the charity Plan…

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Subscription service launched in Denbighshire to end period poverty

A subscription service has been launched in Denbighshire to end period poverty and prevent periods being a barrier to education. The Council, through the Welsh Government 2020/21 Period Deprivation Grant, has secured a subscription service for young people in Denbighshire where period poverty could be a barrier to their education.   The free service, in conjunction with social enterprise Hey Girls, will run until March 2022 providing either a package of re-usable period products or a monthly delivery of eco-friendly disposable products directly to subscribers’ home. Those eligible must be enrolled…

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Hey Girls and My Period secures Inclusive Recovery Funding to open second period product dispatch centre in Norfolk.

Multi Award winning Social enterprise Hey Girls’ operation is expanding further into England, with a successful grant from the Inclusive Recovery Fund to open a My Period dispatch centre in Diss, Norfolk.  Hey Girls CIC was founded in 2018 as a buy one give one menstrual product social enterprise, with a mission to end period poverty in the UK. Since then, they have donated over 12 million period products across the UK – working with over 250 community partners spread across the country to distribute products directly to people in need.  The…

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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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