- Understand the ways in which period poverty and stigma affect millions of women in the United States and around the world.
- Learn about progress towards safe and affordable periods.
- Learn how nonprofits and startups are getting involved and developing initiatives to provide period products to women and challenge laws that affect menstruating girls and women.
Period poverty and stigma affect millions of women in the United States and around the world. In the U.S., 30 states have a tax on period solutions because they are considered “nonessential” goods. Women living in poverty may have to choose between buying food for their children and buying period products, while girls may miss school while on their periods.