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 enterprise with a vision to end period poverty. We are now partnered with 40 asylum seeker drop-in centres, helping more people to have bloody good periods. Read our report with Women for Refugee Women on the experiences of asylum-seeking women living in period poverty here.