Period Poverty Is Unjust. Here’s How Labour Women Will End It

Angela Rayner - 22 September 2018

Last year I was appalled when I read that girls in the UK were missing school because they couldn’t afford sanitary protection, and that some girls didn’t even know what menstruation was.

That simply is not the kind of society I want to live in: one where women are denied both information about their bodies, and the basics necessary for a good life.

As a former Samaritan, it made me think about the incident which started off the organisation: a young girl took her life because her period started, and she didn’t know what was happening to her body.

Eighty years on from that tragedy, it’s time we ended this scandal once and for all.... See more

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