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#period poverty

# period-poverty - Monday 8 February, 2021

'Negotiations ongoing' on zero VAT rate for newer period products like menstrual cups
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

'Negotiations ongoing' on zero VAT rate for newer period products like menstrual cups

Feb 8th 2021, 3:19 PM 17,325 Views 15 Comments

A report launched today found that extensive research is required to examine the impact of period poverty in Ireland.

# period-poverty - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Government report on period poverty to be launched next month
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

Government report on period poverty to be launched next month

Jan 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 16,106 Views 14 Comments

The report comes as two senators have put forward proposed legislation on the issue.

# period-poverty - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Scotland poised to become first country to make period products freely available
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

Scotland poised to become first country to make period products freely available

Nov 24th 2020, 7:28 AM 24,922 Views 60 Comments

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill will introduce a legal right of free access to items such as tampons in public buildings.

# period-poverty - Friday 7 August, 2020

Opinion: 'Revolution Period' is here - so why are the authorities banning tampon ads?
# Menstruation
# Menstruation

Opinion: 'Revolution Period' is here - so why are the authorities banning tampon ads?

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 39,278 Views 69 Comments

Menstrual Cycle Awareness facilitator Kitty Maguire says the recent banning of an ad for tampons missed the point entirely.

# period-poverty - Monday 7 October, 2019

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'

Oct 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 22,467 Views 43 Comments

The health minister said women are facing significant costs paying for sanitary products.

# period-poverty - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 78,268 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

# period-poverty - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products

Jul 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 50,197 Views 35 Comments

Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.

# period-poverty - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings
# Costs
# Costs

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

Mar 27th 2019, 4:10 PM 15,039 Views 37 Comments

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

# period-poverty - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Poll: Should sanitary products be provided for free in public buildings?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sanitary products be provided for free in public buildings?

Mar 14th 2019, 9:14 AM 23,085 Views 97 Comments

A motion calling for this has received unanimous support in the Dáil.

# period-poverty - Sunday 3 February, 2019

You can now get reusable tampons applicators, but how the hell do they work?
# R.e.ta
From The Daily Edge
# R.e.ta

You can now get reusable tampons applicators, but how the hell do they work?

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:00 AM 4,111 Views 0 Comments

We’re through the looking glass here.

# period-poverty - Friday 25 January, 2019

Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country

Jan 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,419 Views 139 Comments

Some women simply don’t have enough money to buy sanitary products so councils are piloting a scheme to distribute them in public buildings, writes Rebecca Moynihan.

# period-poverty - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries

Sep 20th 2018, 7:04 PM 38,187 Views 67 Comments

Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.

# period-poverty - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Do we need a programme to increase access to sanitary products for girls?
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

Do we need a programme to increase access to sanitary products for girls?

Sep 1st 2018, 8:00 AM 19,035 Views 40 Comments

Around half of girls in Scotland had used socks and newspaper during their periods because they could not afford to buy sanitary products.

# period-poverty - Thursday 21 June, 2018

We need to get rid of the shame and embarrassment around periods
# It's 2018
From The Daily Edge
# It's 2018

We need to get rid of the shame and embarrassment around periods

Jun 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 4,187 Views 1 Comment

61% of Irish teenage girls are embarrassed about their period.

# period-poverty - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'It makes them feel like they're not forgotten about': The group tackling period poverty in Dublin
# The Homeless Period
From The Daily Edge
# The Homeless Period

'It makes them feel like they're not forgotten about': The group tackling period poverty in Dublin

Dec 27th 2017, 8:00 PM 5,448 Views 1 Comment

The Homeless Period Dublin is ensuring that women who are homeless or in direct provision don’t go without sanitary products.

# period-poverty - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Everything you need to know about 'period poverty' and the organisation helping to tackle it in Dublin
# Period Poverty
From The Daily Edge
# Period Poverty

Everything you need to know about 'period poverty' and the organisation helping to tackle it in Dublin

Aug 8th 2017, 8:00 AM 7,079 Views 2 Comments

“People’s first response has always been, ‘I never thought about this as a need. We just take it for granted that everyone gets on with it!’”