BGP IS PUTTING THE #PERIODPENALTY ON POLITICIANS' AGENDAS,
SO THAT WE ALL GET THE PRODUCTS, EDUCATION AND SUPPORT THAT WE NEED.
There’s a penalty on periods. Everyone who menstruates is experiencing it. And it’s not just a financial penalty! Periods have become a penalty that we pay with our health, education and work. And we’re bloody tired of it!
This is how the #PeriodPenalty is affecting the people
that we work with…
"I find it extremely difficult because I get quite bad PMS with regards to emotion and my male manager thinks it is okay to ridicule me for this whilst also managing to say it is fake. So I would only ever talk about menstruation with my female colleague, never with male leadership”
British-Asian, cis female, 30-39. (Bloody Good Employers HYBS)
Period poverty in the UK is becoming an increasingly bigger issue, year on year.
Right now, household budgets are under pressure in all directions. 40% of those on Universal Credit are in work. Food bank referrals are up. People are having to make impossible choices between life’s essentials - and if you have a period, and/or dependents who do, that includes period products.
Period products should be freely available - and they should be accompanied by education, normalisation and practical support.