Every Woman Deserves The Right To Dignity. Period.
BWHI has transformed the Positive Period campaign into a program! We are expanding the number of communities we will reach through menstrual education and menstrual product distribution.
Access to menstrual products is both a dignity and equity issue, yet women and school-aged girls across the United States are unable to access the menstrual products they need. Menstrual product insecurities among poor women and girls can lead to shame, humiliation and health issues.
COVID-19 has made “period poverty” worse. It is estimated that a quarter of all U.S. menstruators struggled to afford period products due to a lack of income in the last year.
Recent surveys of low-income women in the US found that:
64% OF THE WOMEN
had been unable to afford period products during the previous year, and 21 percent experienced this problem on a monthly basis
of women surveyed had times during the past year when they had to choose between food and period products.
2-3 SCHOOL DAYS
High School aged girls miss an average of 2-3 school days per month because of no access to menstrual products
1 in 4 low-income women
report having to use a substitute period product, like toilet paper or a sock, because she couldn’t afford her supplies.
Here’s How You Can Help!
Now more than ever, we must build our villages so women and girls can enjoy optimal health and wellness which requires that we tear down the walls of shame and stigma that keep us from living our best healthy and whole lives.
In 2021, BWHI will work with community partners to distribute menstrual products in the following communities:
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Darlington, South Carolina
- Montgomery, Alabama
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!
- Make a donation, your donation will help us provide more menstrual products to communities in need
- Help us reduce stigma and spread awareness by following us on social media and sharing our Positive Period! posts
- Help to end period poverty by joining BWHI to advocate for menstrual equity.
Your investment in young girls and women, will not just empower them, but could improve their quality of life.
Help us build a culture of pride around our periods with your support!