Petition Provide free sanitary products to young women receiving free school meals
Recent media reports have highlighted issues relating to what is being described as period poverty. 137,700 UK girls miss school each year in addition to putting their health at risk trying to manage without these essential items. Cannock Soroptimists believe funding is needed to end period poverty.
SI Cannock have established that this is both a local and national issue. The following links provide further information:- https://www.always.co.uk/en-gb/about-us/endperiodpoverty http://www.itv.com/news/central/2018-03-15/period-poverty-the-women-forced-to-choose-between-food-and-sanitary-products/ https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/women/period-poverty-girls-toilet-roll-afford-tampons/
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