The Period Point Project has been inspired to both help and educate young girls and women in the UK about periods and provide recognisable points where they can access sanitary protection when they have their period..
It has been reported by BBC News, on Woman's Hour, and in the national press, that many women are relying on food banks to supply them with tampons and sanitary towels and others are having to go without completely.
Young girls around the country are even finding that they have no option but to miss school when it is their time of the month just because they can't afford sanitory protection.
This is a matter of dignity and self-respect and in the case of those who are missing school it is especially worrying as education provides opportunities and can help people out of poverty.
The Period Point Project is committed to organising points where girls and women can access free supplies of tampons and sanitary pads at times of need.
Our focus will be on providing supplies at schools, colleges, universities and community venues, around the United Kingdom, this is in order to help them still unlock their potential no matter what time of the month it is.
The Project is also committed to working to erase the taboo that exists around periods and to educate young girls and women about menstruation.
- run workshops for educators and community leaders
- hold information events to promote knowledge and understanding about periods and wellbeing
- organise and distribute information packs to girls and women across the UK
- to source and supply sanitary products that can be given away for free to girls and women in financial need (no matter whether it is short or long term)
- to set up collection points (the Period Points) in community venues (schools, colleges, community centres, food banks) across the country.
If you believe in the dignity of women, the importance of education, and the basic living standards that we should be able to expect in our society in the 21st century, please support our campaign.