Guest Campaigns: May 2018

Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and relationship support.

WaterAid: Period Proud

Periods are part and parcel of everyday lives.
Globally, every day, around 288 million people are on their period. Yet one in three don’t have a toilet to use during menstruation.

This Period Day, WaterAid want you to talk loud and proud about periods. By being Period Proud, you're helping to support women and girls everywhere who don’t have the privacy, safety and dignity they deserve during their periods.

Start the menstruation conversation.

Use WaterAid's generator to make a personalised #PeriodProud graphic which you can share.

ActionAid: Not This Girl

ActionAid’s Not This Girl appeal is helping the poorest women and girls in Kenya to challenge sexual abuse in their communities.

A third of girls in Kenya experience sexual violence – of these, just 10% receive any professional help. Extreme poverty makes women and girls more vulnerable to abuse, and prevents them from getting the medical attention and legal help they need.

ActionAid supports women’s groups on the ground who are taking action and saying no to sexual violence.

From now until June 7th, all donations from the British public will be matched pound for pound by the UK government

Send My Friend to School

Schools should be safe havens for children. Unfortunately for millions of children around the world, school can be a place of violence and danger.

The UK government has an important role to play in helping to meet the global promise of every child receiving a quality education by 2030. But the achievement of this goal is currently in jeopardy as 246 million children are experiencing violence at school every year. This has to stop.

Send My Friend to School is calling for your help to make schools safe. Get your school involved by sending the Prime Minister a paper sign to make schools safe.

The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation: HPV Action

HPV Action (HPVA) is a partnership of 48 patient and professional organisations that aims to secure the routine vaccination of boys as well as girls against HPV at the age of 12/13. Although HPV 5% of all cancers in both sexes, and about 2,000 cancer cases each year in UK men, currently only girls receive the vaccination. This is putting lives at risk and is very unfair. HPVA is urging the public to ask their local MPs to raise this important issue with the government.