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Period Poverty is a human rights issue

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Posted by RightsInfo on Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Period Poverty is a Human Rights Issue

Period Poverty is happening right now

17-year-old Amika George is campaigning for an end to period poverty

Posted by RightsInfo on Saturday, 4 November 2017

This 17 Year Old is Fighting Period Poverty

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Amika George

"When girls are missing school routinely, for a month, every single month, that’s really stopping us from moving forward as a society. People aren’t being treated equally and girls are being robbed of their dignity. It can have a real impact on their self-esteem and confidence. I think it’s ridiculous we that we only ever talk about periods when we’re saying they’re disgusting.”

Hayley Smith

“Poor nutrition, poor diet, abuse, they all factor into bad, irregular periods, which makes this even more of an issue for homeless women. If you have irregular periods, you don’t know how long you’re going to come on, you don’t know how heavy it’s going to be, you can’t predict it. I have irregular periods, but I have products to help me manage that. If you’re homeless, you don’t have that.”

Gabby Edlin

"Sanitary products need to free for those who need them. Boys need to have education too. We live in a structurally sexist society and women’s needs inevitably get tossed to the bottom of the pile.”

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