On Southwark council’s website they have put up an e-petition to implement free sanitary products for people living in council buildings and children going to school
Period poverty is where young girls and women cannot afford to pay for sanitary products for their menstrual periods. Young school girls are worried about going into school whilst on their periods due to not having the right sanitary product and being in fear of being teased by boys and other girls in school. To avoid this they don’t go into school and this can be a massive problem as they are missing lessons in school which means more and more young girls are losing out on getting an education.
The E-petition runs from 16/10/18 until 01/02/19 so if you believe that this policy should be implemented by the council to help out young girls and women then click here!