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Stomp Out Period Poverty

TAMPONS AND TOILET PAPER FOR EVERY WASHROOM
TOGETHER WE CAN STOMP OUT PERIOD POVERTY

Periods are a fact of life. Monthly menstruation products are a necessity. And nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products. But if you’re living in poverty – or marginalized in other ways – access to menstrual products can be challenging.

But we can be part of changing this story.

Throughout the month of March, HSA chapters from around the province will be running collection drives for menstrual products (tampons, pads, and menstrual cups), to support local community organizations, while looking at ways to tackle the root causes of period poverty. Collected products will be distributed through United Way partners to local community organizations.
 
Through the leadership of the Women’s Committee, HSA has been a force for change in raising awareness to stomp out menstrual stigma and taking up collection drives to get menstrual products to people who need them.
 
We’re seeing this hard work grow into a movement. On Feb. 26, the New Westminster School Board voted to provide free menstrual products in schools, and support for free menstrual products for people who need them is growing.
 
Together, we can continue to build on this momentum and stomp out period poverty!  

To get involved or to find out more information about the HSA Stomp Out Period Poverty campaign, please e-mail Nadia at nsantoro@hsabc.org