Legal Challenge

 Legal Challenge

We knew that under the Equality Act, the government has an obligation to make sure that all children are in school. If periods are a barrier to children receiving that education, then the government must put in place measures to ensure that barrier no longer exists.

Our solution to that was by the provision of free menstrual products in all schools and colleges in the UK. From January 2019, we began to work with human rights lawyers at law firm Hausfeld to build up a robust case, and have since been fundraising to raise funds for the wider campaign.

Video created by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lina Plioplyte, featuring Amika and ten schoolgirls from London

Illustration by Minna Gillett

Illustration by Minna Gillett