I have been noticing across all media that there is an increasing amount of Period Poverty. Young girls are taking time off of school whilst menstruating due to the fact that they are unable to afford sanitary products.
Education is the stepping stone out of poverty, and if these young women are missing 1 week every month, it stands to reason that they will be falling behind in their studies, and perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
Do any of you very wise gransnetters know of a charity in the UK focusing on supplying sanitary products to these needy young women?
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