Stuff We Like
Freedom4Girls work closely with several organisations in the fight against period poverty. This page provides a little information about them, and some other campaigns and organisations that we're fans of, so please take a look at the fantastic work that they do!
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FareShare are a national charity that work to eradicate poverty and food waste, by taking surplus food items from large supermarkets and food providers and distributing them to people in need.
Fareshare Leeds have supported Freedom4Girls in the majority of the distributions of sanitary products across the city, primarily through public donations to our donation stations. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the future, with possible expansion to more cities within the UK.
If you are also passionate about food poverty, you can get involved with FareShare by donating, fundraising or volunteering. More information is provided on their website: www.fareshare.org.uk
Bloody Good Period share Freedom4Girls’ objective and passion and support asylum seeking and refugee women with access to sanitary products.
Bloody Good Period take a radical approach to the commoditisation of periods and the tampon tax, just like Freedom4Girls; we both believe that products should be free for all women. Periods are not something we chose to have! If we’re able to access condoms for free in the name of practising safe sex…why aren’t sanitary products free for safe menstrual health?
Check out their website for more details: www.bloodygoodperiod.com
Hey Girls UK offer sustainable, environmentally-friendly menstrual products, whilst tackling period poverty through their Buy One Give One scheme: For every box of products that you buy, they donate one directly to help girls and young women in need!
For more info on their products and their fight against period poverty, see their website: www.heygirls.co.uk
Freedom4Girls are a proud partner of Free Periods. They are the charity who organised the mass demonstration outside of Parliament in December 2017, and have been headlining the campaign on period poverty for some time.
You can see Amika George’s interview with them and read more about their principles and motives on their website: www.freeperiods.org
(We also love their artist!)
The Cup Effect’s moto is:
"We empower women and girls and protect the environment by raising awareness about menstrual cups and making them more widely available."
Their work promotes menstrual cups as a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative solution to menstrual hygiene; they also run 'CupAware' parties to help groups of women make informed decisions about using menstrual cups, whilst simultaneously raising funds to provide cups to asylum seekers, refugees and others in the UK who are affected by period poverty.
See their website for info on their work and Cupaware parties: www.thecupeffect.org