One year ago, with the support of the Pink Protest, we organised the #FreePeriods protest outside Downing Street, where over 2,000 young people stood together to call for the government to take action to end period poverty.
Since then, the Scottish government has made history by ensuring free access to menstrual products in all schools, colleges and universities. The Welsh government has also pledged £1m to address period poverty.
But in England, we are being left behind. And we are fed up with the government’s inaction!
Access to education is a fundamental human right and we want to ensure that menstrual products are provided, for free, in every school and college. Every child should have the right to participate fully in their education. Periods should not hold us back.
So, together with the Red Box Project, we are launching a legal campaign to eliminate this inequality. And we need your help!
The campaign launches with a Crowdfunding drive to raise funds for legal costs, with the requirement that £10k must be raised in 30 days for any of the pledges to be collected.
Sharethe CrowdJustice page (insert link)
Shareour film (link)
Spreadthe word on social media to raise awareness. Here are some examples:
‘#FreePeriods launches new campaign to make the Government comply with its legal obligations, because no one should miss school because they have their period. Be a part of this change. Go to the CrowdJustice page and find out how to get involved’
#FreePeriods launches new legal campaign to make the Government comply with its obligations under the law, so all schools will provide free menstrual products. Find out how to get involved here:
Visitwww.freeperiods.orgfor more information on the campaign.
Thank you so much for being part of the #FreePeriods movement. Watch this space for more ways to continue the fight against period poverty!
Love Amika x