U.K. Government Launches Fund, Taskforce To Help End ‘Period Poverty’ Worldwide

The Telegraph: Government launches £2m fund to tackle period poverty around the world
“U.K. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has unveiled a £2 million fund to tackle ‘period poverty’ around the world. According to the Department for International Development (DFID), around half of women and girls in developing countries cannot afford sanitary products and are forced to use rags, grass, and paper to manage their periods…” (Gulland, 3/4).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.K. launches global fund to help end ‘period poverty’ by 2050
“…The government pledged to give 2 million pounds ($2.64 million) to organizations working to end period poverty globally, and has also earmarked 250,000 pounds to create a taskforce of government departments, charities, and private enterprises to tackle the issue. ‘Empowerment starts when you are young. Girls should be able to focus on their education and their future without being worried about or embarrassed by their periods,’ said Penny Mordaunt, minister for women and equalities, in a statement…” (Taylor, 3/3).

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