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Girls are still missing school because of period poverty. There is an answer
Scotland has pledged free menstrual products in schools, why not England?
Our campaign aims to force the government’s hand
• Amika George is the founder of #FreePeriods
- Amika George
- The Guardian
Just over a year ago, more than 2,000 people braved the December chill and stood together outside Downing Street to collectively shout for an end to period poverty in the UK.
We dressed in red and waved huge banners with period slogans, calling time on the…
A few months later, an announcement came from Westminster that £1.5m of the tampon tax fund would be given to charities to address period poverty.
We celebrated a…