Erewash Labour fighting against period poverty
29 May 2019
May 28th was International Menstrual Hygiene Day, and Erewash Labour Party supported the TUC’s day of campaigning to end Period Poverty.
With Street stalls in Ilkeston and Long Eaton, Erewash Labour spread the word of a new community group, Crimson Tide. The group has recently been set up in Ilkeston to increase awareness of period poverty and encourage people to give donations on sanitary wear for redistribution to those in need.
Erewash Labour Women’s Officer, Samantha Niblett, said, “It was great to talk to so many residents who acknowledged the unfair expense that most women incur monthly. Lots of people signed up to receive updates from Crimson Tide, and were keen to hear where they can make donations.”
Erewash Labour Group Leader, Cllr Denise Mellors, said, “It’s so important we work to remove the stigma attached to something so natural, and encourage people to have open conversations about periods and period poverty. We should be helping all women and girls to retain their dignity by having free and easy access to sanitary products.”