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UK and Irish Supermarkets Fight ‘Period Poverty’ With Free Tampons And Pads

UK and Irish Supermarkets Fight ‘Period Poverty’ With Free Tampons And Pads

 Two supermarket chains in Ireland and Britain are offering free sanitary pads and tampons in a drive to tackle “period poverty”, which charities say has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ireland, discount store Lidl said it would become the world’s first major retailer to offer free pads and tampons in branches nationwide to women and girls […]

New Zealand Offers Schoolgirls Free Tampons To Fight Period Poverty

New Zealand Offers Schoolgirls Free Tampons To Fight Period Poverty

New Zealand said on Wednesday it would offer free sanitary products so that girls do not have to skip school during their period, becoming the latest nation to tackle period poverty. The scheme will start in July with 15 schools before being expanded to all state schools in 2021 as part of a NZ$2.6 million […]

Country Where Tampons May Cause A Security Alert

Country Where Tampons May Cause A Security Alert

A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse and alarm security staff, writes the BBC’s Claire Read. Cairo airport’s security screening starts at the door to the terminal buildings. Only passengers are allowed in. Even before check-in, they have to put their belongings through the large scanners, have their tickets and […]

Providing Free Pads And Tampons To Incarcerated Women Is About More Than Hygiene

Providing Free Pads And Tampons To Incarcerated Women Is About More Than Hygiene

For incarcerated women in the U.S., the experience of a monthly period can be stressful and demeaning. While jails often supply menstrual products, such as pads and tampons, they are typically poor quality and doled out in limited numbers. If a woman needs more than what’s been allocated for her, she might be able to […]