Free Periods is a campaign, started by British teenager Amika George, that strives to end period poverty in schools.
Launched in April 2017, Free Periods called on the UK government to provide free menstrual products to all children who need them. Every child has a right to their education, and periods should never, ever be a barrier.
Amika wrote in Vogue, The Telegraph & The Guardian about how the Scottish government's commitment to provide free sanitary products for poor students should be emulated in England. In March 2019, chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond, announced that, from early 2020, every child in England will be able to access menstrual products when they need them, as free products will be provided in all schools and colleges.
This was fantastic news, but around the world, not every child will be so lucky. Period poverty is a global issue, so we will continue to campaign for free menstrual products in ALL schools, so that every child, regardless of where they live, can have equal access to education, unhindered by period poverty.
You can read more about the phenomenal work of Free Periods here.