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 launches ‘UNsanitary’ product range to raise Period Poverty awareness

Social enterprise Hey Girls, adam&eveDDB and The Big Issue have come together to launch a national campaign to raise awareness of the shocking extent of period poverty in the UK. The campaign centres around a new brand called ‘UNsanitary’, so named as 1 in 10 girls and young women are regularly forced to use unsanitary items in place of real sanitary products, because they cannot afford it. The UNsanitary range, created by adam&eveDDB, encompasses real products, available at pop-ups in selected ASDA stores on Saturday 15th February. At first glance,…

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International Paper Addresses Period Poverty in Video Submitted to Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

International Paper’s new video “Fighting Period Poverty in Our Own Backyards” has been entered in the 2020 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. The video can be viewed at ccc.bc.edu/ccc/filmfestival in the “Large Companies” category, and it illustrates how International Paper is committed to addressing health and wellness in our communities. When Cathy Slater, senior vice president, Global Cellulose Fibers, visited India, she learned that the lack of access to feminine hygiene resources inhibited young women from attending school. She never dreamed the same issue affects young women…

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Always to donate period products to youth groups and after school clubs across the UK

Girls experiencing period poverty are missing out on extracurricular activities such as sports because they cannot afford period products, new research reveals. A study among school girls was conducted by Always to understand what else, beyond their school education is missed by those experiencing period poverty. Sadly, 31 per cent of girls say they have avoided out-of-school activities or sports as a direct result of period poverty, with 21 per cent saying they lack confidence because they don’t take part in such groups or clubs. One in four girls have…

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