Period Poverty: Affecting Women Globally
By Thooya Jeyapalan, Digital Content & Social Media Teams
Unfortunately, in the 21st century, women of all ages continue to suffer from insufficient access to menstrual hygiene products due to financial restraints, or as a result of stigma and shame. According to the American Medical Women’s Association, 2 out of 3 women are lacking valuable education and sanitary products around the world.
The leading factor of this issue is that these women live in a cultural space that refuses to acknowledge the importance of teaching young girls about menstruation. Even though there are numerous organizations that are spreading awareness about period poverty, the general public continues to ignore the solutions to combat this worldwide problem.
So, that begs the question, what can we do to help?
By signing petitions, donating to charities, even by simply educating yourself, we can put an end to this vicious cycle of gender inequality against women in developing countries. Through our advocacy and passion, we can create a positive impact that may change the life of a little girl for the better.