Any One in ten people who menstruate don’t have access to sanitary products due to financial constraints. The Union wants to fight Period Poverty and help Manchester Met students.
Any Since this project started in 2017 on our Crewe campus, we’ve seen it grow and branch out, from tackling period poverty, to making a sustainable difference, to student led campaigns around other period related issues.
Many people with periods may be lucky enough to not give a second thought about how they will combat it when it comes, but for others, it’s a monthly battle. Period poverty predominantly affects people from low-income backgrounds, and they may miss lessons for several days every month.
Those five to seven days can result in missing vital learning, attendance warnings and falling behind in their studies — all down to something they can't control. This is not something that anyone should be grappling with, having to choose between their education or their period.
Most recently in 2020 we have introduced sustainable measures for periods by introducing a new range of sustainable products in our shop from Moon cups to bamboo tampons, all available to buy on MetCard!
Look out for upcoming events in The Union, designed to fight period poverty, menstrual equality and having a sustainable period.