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#period poverty

From TheJournal.ie Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries Period Poverty

Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries

Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.

From TheJournal.ie Do we need a programme to increase access to sanitary products for girls? Period Poverty

Do we need a programme to increase access to sanitary products for girls?

Around half of girls in Scotland had used socks and newspaper during their periods because they could not afford to buy sanitary products.

We need to get rid of the shame and embarrassment around periods

61% of Irish teenage girls are embarrassed about their period.

'It makes them feel like they're not forgotten about': The group tackling period poverty in Dublin

The Homeless Period Dublin is ensuring that women who are homeless or in direct provision don’t go without sanitary products.

Everything you need to know about 'period poverty' and the organisation helping to tackle it in Dublin

“People’s first response has always been, ‘I never thought about this as a need. We just take it for granted that everyone gets on with it!’”