Across the globe – including here in the U.S. – millions of women and girls live in poverty that impacts their access to feminine hygiene products needed for their monthly menstruation. This financial constraint is adding to already heightened health risks due to lack of proper sanitation, waste management and general period stigma.
On August 24 @12pm, we feature a free screening Netflix documentary, Period, End of Sentence followed by a panel of experts to discuss this Oscar-winning film and featuring panelists from our local community partners Planned Parenthood, We Are #HappyPeriod and CouldYou?.
With Period Poverty, we highlight the importance of menstrual health in achieving the U.N. Global Goals, also known a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it impacts health, sanitation, education, gender equality, and responsible consumption.
Learn about local efforts and best practices on how to engage our communities to #BreakTheStigma on menstrual health. Discuss legislative advocacy efforts to ensure access to safe, clean and affordable sanitary products for low-income families to restore dignity.