The Social Justice Club will once again be running our annual Period Poverty Day on Wednesday 23 August.

Period Poverty Day refers to the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education and toilets. In some countries, the cultural shame attached to menstruation, and a shortage of resources, stop girls from going to school for up to a week each month. Promoting menstrual equity is paramount to creating a fairer world.

On this important day, students will learn about Period Poverty both in Australia and globally. In morning Pastorals, students will be encouraged to have open conversations about menstruation, to reduce the stigma and normalise this part of our lives.

We will ask families, staff and students to donate much needed period products. These products will be delivered to McAuley for Women and Children who will distribute these to women who have fled domestic violence and poverty, and are in much need of basic sanitary items.

This year, there is higher demand for eco-friendly period products, for example menstruation cups and period underwear. These items not only benefit our environment but also provide an economical solution for longer-term management of menstruation for the women in these difficult situations.

The collection boxes will be placed around the school for the week commencing Monday 21 August and can be dropped off until Friday 25 August.

We thank you very much for your ongoing support.

Lauren Marquet
Social Justice Coordinator