Period Poverty and Menstrual Hygiene Campaign
Period poverty refers to the struggle many low-income women and girls face while trying to afford menstrual products. The term also refers to the increased economic vulnerability women and girls face due to the financial burden posed by menstrual supplies.
All around the world women are being held back in life and even put in danger, simply because of their period. Period poverty is a global issue, but even in the Uganda and East Africa alone, 1 in 4 girls can’t afford to buy menstrual products, with many missing schools as a result..