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Please help so girls don't miss school due to poverty

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user1496170327 Tue 30-May-17 19:59:11

Hello Everyone!

I'm a teenage girl who's started a campaign to help girls who can't afford sanitary products.

Some of you may have read recently that girls across the UK skip school because they can't face the shame of going to school without adequate sanitary care.

Some use socks, toilet roll and sellotape, or even newspaper. Young girls are living in such extreme poverty, and I believe this must be discussed and addressed, especially when this can harm their health.

I was absolutely horrified that this is happening in Britain and felt that something had to be done. So, I'm calling on the government to provide free sanitary provision for girls in need, as a first step. I'm writing to MPs every day and the response, so far, has been really positive. I think that this is something that can happen with enough support!

I'm really hoping that you will agree that this is so very important- that all girls should be able to access essential care and go to school with confidence and that we should not be disadvantaged because of our gender. May I ask you to add your name to my petition to the government, and if you could share on social media, that would be amazing!

https:/https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-free-sanitary-products-for-girls-on-free-school-meals-freeperiods

I'm writing an article for a newspaper about period poverty in schools, and if you've been in this dreadful situation yourself, I'd really appreciate it if you could get in touch, if you're happy to!

Thank you so much for your support!! I really appreciate it, and I believe that if enough people want to change this situation, we can make it happen. Thanks again!

stopperiodpoverty@gmail.com

Beatrusell Tue 30-May-17 20:10:30

I've signed and shared. This is an awful situation and good for you for taking action!

dunstablemoors Tue 30-May-17 20:16:13

My friend at school used to borrow money from me every month to buy sanpro. That was 25 years ago so it's ridiculous that it's happening now. Shameful. Signed and shared on FB. X

MillieCat84 Tue 30-May-17 20:19:28

Done

Bunnyfuller Tue 30-May-17 23:46:46

You should post this on the AIBU board for traffic

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