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• The UK government has announced a new campaign to end global period poverty by 2030 and have pledged £2 million to assist organizations which are already working to eradicate period poverty.
• Aside from providing supplies to schools and women in need, what else can aid workers do? What are some challenges in achieving menstrual equity?
• Here's an example of how young girls are taking charge in fighting against period poverty.
In the UK, one in 10 girls are unable to afford sanitary products, according to Plan International UK. And 12 percent of girls have had to improvise sanitary products because they couldn't afford to buy them.
The government announced on Monday that the government would be spearheading a campaign to tackle period poverty on a global scale.
Girls should be able to focus on their education and their future without being worried about or embarrassed by their periods
In an official statement, the Government Equalities Office stated that in developing countries it's estimated that "half of all women and girls are forced to use rages, grass, and paper to manage their periods." A lack of access to products can result in girls missing school, which can have a long-term impact on their education. UNESCO estimates that one in ten adolescent girls in Africa miss school when they have their period, and eventually they drop out.
Read the full article about the UK government campaigning to end global period poverty by Rachel Thompson at Mashable