In line with International Women’s Day on 8th March, LUU Sikh Society have organised a Period Poverty Drive.
Period Poverty refers to having a lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints. Recent studies have shown that one third of the UK’s population have experienced period poverty in recent years.
Many young girls feel too embarrassed to ask for sanitary products from their families. They live with difficulties of buying food and shelter, viewing their need for sanitary products as a financial burden.
Many young girls feel embarrassed and ashamed of their need for period supplies as menstruation is still considered a taboo subject. No young girls should be made to feel guilty or helpless when on their period.
Therefore, to help to combat this issue this week LUU Sikh Society have placed donation boxes around campus where you can donate various sanitary products which will be given to charities to help those in need. This is a really simple way to help others and to support women this International Women’s Day.
Sikh Society have been working hard to decorate boxes for the period poverty drive and the boxes to donate can be found in Leeds University Union foyer, the Clothworkers North Building reception, the Worsley airport lounge, the Baines wing cafe and Leeds Beckett Student Union City Campus Leeds.
I really encourage you to donate and help out with a great cause!
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