Our Campaigns

Our ultimate goal is to address and counter each contributory factor of period poverty. We strive for menstrual equity amongst all women, girls and those who menstruate.

We do this by:

  • Actively campaigning for menstrual equity;
  • Operating a donation station model that provides for the provision of a choice of free products to those most in need;
  • Working in partnership with a network of voluntary, statutory and private sector agencies to supply those in need with access to a choice of free products;
  • Delivering a menstrual health management education programme that focuses on empowering young people, reducing stigmas and developing their confidence and comfort around menstruation;
  • Commissioning environmental impacts of period poverty in Leeds and effectively communicating the results of this research to help frame policy for those affected by period poverty.

Provision of Period Products

Campaigning Against Period Poverty

Menstrual Health & Empowerment Education

Reusable Pad Sewing Workshops

East Africa

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