Period shame and period stigma are real in every community throughout our country. Nowhere is it more obvious than in the lack of factual, scientific studies surrounding the issue of menstrual equity. In order to achieve menstrual equity, as Jennifer Weiss-Wolf says in her 2017 book Periods Gone Public, “… we must have laws and policies that ensure menstrual products are safe and affordable and available for those who need them… If access is compromised, whether by poverty or stigma or lack of education and resources, it is in all of our interests to ensure those needs are met.”
Equality, Period. NJ is a statewide coalition formed to advance Menstrual Equity in the state. Our mission is to remove Period Stigma, Period Poverty and barriers to Period Product access through policy change and advocacy. Our members reflect a wide scope of New Jersey populations that work on these issues, and include medical providers, legal experts, policy experts, community-based organizations, youth-led movements and groups that fight for rights of menstruating individuals across the state.
We invite you to join the movement.
National Council of Jewish Women- Bergen County Section
National Council of Jewish Women- Essex County Section
National Organization for Women of New Jersey
New Jersey Black Women’s Physician Association