Help us eradicate #periodpoverty for ALL students in Aotearoa!
Menstruation management is part of the public health discussion in developing countries, but not in OECD countries like NZ! It’s not bloody good enough! We’re here to get government to take action, and we need your help.
We've got a petition on the NZ Parliament website asking for all students in Aotearoa to be supplied period products while at school AND be given better menstrual education, starting BEFORE they get their periods. Boys, girls - all kids deserve quality menstrual education. We want stigma smashed before it can get started - it’s just a bloody period, half the world gets them - as TayTay says ‘You need to calm down’.
Menstruation is a health issue, not an individual issue.
The burden shouldn’t be on individuals of school age to worry about where hygienic products are coming from, nor have to miss school because families can’t afford to supply whanau with products that are expensive, AND have a bloody 15% GST tax on them. On the 13th of November we will be delivering this incredible petition in person with ALL YOUR SIGNATURES at a hosted cross-party-supported breakfast at parliament in Wellington. All parties recognise periods are a public health issue, lets get the ball rolling for products and education in schools to be forecast in next year's budget for supply and delivery.
Sign the petition 👇
we talk periods.
Smash period stigma.
WE BELIEVE THE FIGHT STARTS WITH USING THE RIGHT TERMINOLOGY AND THE RIGHT LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE PERIODS - YOU’LL FIND NO FLUFFY TERMS AND NO ANALOGIES TO HIDE BEHIND HERE
WE PROVIDE free events AND welcoming public spaces for people OF ALL GENDERS, CULTURES AND AGES to LEARN ABOUT PERIODS
ProvidE PERIOD education.
WE PROVIDE AOTEAROA WITH INFORMATION on healthy PERIOD product OPTIONS, ON PERSONAL HEALTH AND MENSTRUAL CARE, ON SUSTAINABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
WE HAVE BEGUN WORK ON FINDING OUT THE TRUE 'period status' of Aotearoa - FROM A MICRO LEVEL TO WHERE WE ARE PLACED IN THE WORLD
EradicatE period poverty.
WE champion brands IN THIS MARKET that give back TO THE PEOPLE OF AOTEAROA - FROM LOCAL MANUFACTURING AND BUY-ONE-GIVE-ONE MODELS, TO THOSE WHO DISTRIBUTE A PORTION OF PROFITS
WE ARE TAKING THIS HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE TO THE TOP - TALKING TO MPS AND LOBBY GROUPS ABOUT PERIOD POVERTY ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
Do you work with periods?
industry event: aotearoa period hui
Join us Saturday November 02 in Auckland for the first ever period industry event: Aotearoa Period Hui. Academics, public health professionals, period product makers, school nurses, medical personnel, community organisations, brand marketers, charities, ministry department + local gov employees, womens groups - we want to see you all there.
We are excited to announce Dr Sarah Donovan as our opening speaker. She will be joining us from Wellington to talk about menstrual management in Aotearoa and asking why it's not on the public health agenda, like it is in developing countries.
Using a public health framing, Dr Donovan will share why this needs to be considered a public health concern, rather than an individual issue. She'll discuss action currently being taken and how we as an industry and individuals can support menstrual management in Aotearoa.