I've always believed that pads and tampons are a basic necessity for women and girls, and I think this initiative is great and one that should be embraced across the country especially in areas of deprivation.
I am a 13yr old girl who is very aware of period poverty as I am from a low income family myself. I realized that I am not the only one who worries about this epic problem, especially as it is 2018!
I have been working on a charity that I have launched that gives young girls and women who are in the same situation as me free underwear, sanitary towels, feminine hygiene wipes and a small bottle of antibac hand gel. These products are placed in a small, brown paper bag and form a Girl Pack.
Girl pack is free as I believe that period poverty is a huge problem and we women shouldn't have to pay for essential sanitary products and to make sure that no girl should have to miss school because they can't afford sanitary products. It’s time for change!
Mark Lancaster MP,
BBC News - Milton Keynes Council first to offer free sanitary products to schools.
Jenny Head, Girl Pack Ambassador.