Period poverty

"There’s clearly a need for universal, free period products across the UK.”
Women are facing difficult decisions daily to get their hands on period products.
One in three teenage girls missed lessons because of their period during the pandemic.
More than a million teenagers struggled to access products last year – and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Charities tell HuffPost UK the need for free products has "at least doubled, if not tripled" in some parts of the country.
If £5 a month doesn't sound like much, just remember families in poverty don’t work in pounds, they work in pence, writer Sorrel Kinton says.
Government says scheme will begin in September after period poverty forced pupils to miss lessons.
Gina Martin, Nimco Ali and Amika George on a year of activism.
Rising living costs and low-paid or unstable jobs are trapping millions in a daily struggle to make ends meet, let alone buy menstrual products