A SUSTAINABLE FLOW
OF MENSTRUAL PROTECTION FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT.
ARE NOT CHEAP, BUT FOR ANYONE WITH A PERIOD,
THEY ARE, OF COURSE,
AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY.
Sadly, the reality is that they're a luxury that many refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK cannot afford. Many people living in poverty resort to using toilet paper, old scraps of fabric or nothing at all.
Bloody Good Period was started by Gabby Edlin, who decided something needed to be done to create a sustainable flow (pun intended) of menstrual products for those who can't afford to buy them. What started as a whip-round on Facebook is now a growing charity, with a vision to achieve menstrual equity - where the simple fact of bleeding doesn't stop anyone from participating fully in society, or life.
We are now partnered with 40 asylum seeker drop-in centres around the country, helping more women and people who menstruate have bloody good periods.
Read our report with Women for Refugee Women on the experiences of asylum-seeking women living in period poverty here.