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We are for Menstrual Equity*

{Our Mission}

Menstruation is a natural bodily function. It’s time to end the shame and stigma attached to menstruation and the management of periods.

 

All New Jerseyans deserve stigma-free access to safe, quality period products. Equality, Period. works to end period stigma and poverty through advocacy, policy change, movement building, and direct action. 

*Menstrual equity is a relatively new term coined by Jennifer WeissWolf in 2015 to offer an  approach for engaging policymakers. The equity framework acknowledges the far-reaching societal importance of and need for public policy to address the safety, affordability, and availability of menstrual products for everyone who needs them.

 

What is the
Menstrual Equity
movement about? 

Our Coalition is growing!
Come be part of a movement!

Show support for NJ's bill to provide free mestrual products in schools S1221/A1349

{Period Facts}

Period poverty affects over 22 million people in the United States
The estimated lifetime cost of period products varies, but one article from 2019 pinpoints the number at $6,360
51% of students have worn menstrual products for longer than recommended
38% of students feel they often or sometimes cannot do their best school work due to lack of access to  menstrual supplies

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When we learned that women and girls often have to miss work and school because they can’t afford the basic necessities, we were shocked. Can you imagine not being able to go to work because you didn’t have enough toilet paper to properly clean yourself?

Emma and Quinn Joy, Girls Helping Girls. Period

{Empower Our Students}

We are collecting information
from schools on Period Product Access in NJ Schools

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