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#period poverty

From TheJournal.ie 'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents' Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

From TheJournal.ie First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products Period Poverty

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products

Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.

From TheJournal.ie Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings Costs

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sanitary products be provided for free in public buildings? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sanitary products be provided for free in public buildings?

A motion calling for this has received unanimous support in the Dáil.

You can now get reusable tampons applicators, but how the hell do they work?

We’re through the looking glass here.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country Opinion

Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country

Some women simply don’t have enough money to buy sanitary products so councils are piloting a scheme to distribute them in public buildings, writes Rebecca Moynihan.

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!’”