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Tackling the Period Stigma

It is without doubt that the secrecy and stigma surrounding women’s menstruation unfortunately still persists in our society today. Starting at school age, the taboo about periods prevents it from being an openly talked about subject; rather in many communities it is still thought of as an uncomfortable topic of conversation, even ‘dirty’.

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Short film with Dog Eat Dog!

25th July. 33°C. The hottest day of the year. Dozens of incredible folk from Dog Eat Dog, a London-based production company, gave up their time in the sweltering heat to shoot a short film for us, raising awareness of period poverty and the work of Freedom4Girls.

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Thank you!

Freedom4girls would like to say a big thank you to all of the incredibly generous donors who have supported us in the past. Every single donation is hugely appreciated, and makes it possible for us to support hundreds of women and girls across the UK, Kenya and Uganda!

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Do you have your own period story to share?

We're on the lookout for guest bloggers, so get in touch if you'd like to contribute!

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Unsurprisingly, we’ve made the decision to cancel our sewing workshops until further notice. However, if any of our volunteers would like to continue sewing at home, we’ll happily provide fabric, templates etc for you to do so. Please send us a message or drop us an email for more info (info@freedom4girls.co.uk). Our upcoming trips to Kenya and Uganda will almost certainly need to be postponed, so we’re taking this as an opportunity to build up a good supply of period packs for later in the year!

We are also aware that the current levels of panic-buying have left many shelves empty of period products. If you’re in need, please let us know and we will help you. We will be restricting supplies to 1 or 2 packs per person, and if you can normally afford to buy products, we ask that you give us a small donation so that we can replenish our supplies once things calm down a bit. Over the next week we hope to establish pick-up points so that we aren’t inundated with requests, so watch this space!

In these uncertain times we are as determined as ever to ensure that everyone has access to safe period products and will continue to provide those in need throughout the Leeds area to the best of our ability.

Stay strong and safe,

The F4G team x