Programme Action 2 – NO MORE TABOO PERIOD. Campaign


Welcome to No More Taboo Period 2019

This is our inaugural Period campaign starting our 28 day conversation, on Saturday 9th March we will be located in Brook St, between Jack Wills and Hamon’s. We will be collecting sanitary products between 10am-4pm to re-distribute to The Red Box Project, The Bridge and The Women’s Refuge amongst other organisations.

We would be delighted if you would like to organise a collection at your place of work, or for more any more information, then please email soroptimistsjersey@gmail.com to arrange pick up.

 

NO MORE TABOO Objectives

1. Destigmatise the topic of Periods and all the issues around it

From your first period through to menopause, menstruation is a normal, healthy

biological function that is a part of being female. This Soroptimist International

Jersey campaign aims to break through the taboo we have as a society about

menstrual shame.

 

2. Promote sustainable, healthy FemCare alternatives

According to the Women’s Environmental Network, a woman will go through an

average of more than 11,000 disposable menstrual products throughout the course

of her life, which is an extraordinary amount of waste. Tampons, pads and panty

liners amount to more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year. Alternatives are

now available to ensure we can show greater consideration towards the environment

and our bodies! From organic cotton disposables to period pants to menstrual

cups, make yours a plastic free period.

 

3. Support The Red Box Project tackling Period Poverty in Jersey

A community-based, not-for-profit initiative, which aims to support girls by providing

red boxes filled with free sanitary products in schools. The Red Box Project was

founded in the UK in 2017 by three friends. After reading about ‘Period Poverty‘ in

the news, they were angered at the idea that young women were missing out on

their education because they couldn’t afford the products they needed during their

period. Now The Red Box Campaign is in Jersey.

redboxproject.org | redboxproject.jersey@outlook.com

 

If you want to buy one book for your daughter or yourself we highly recommend,

the brilliant illustrated and written ‘Period’ by Natalie Byrne,

‘the book we all wish we’d had’: breakthehabitpress.com

 

 

Please find Attached the Online Bookmark available in English, Portuguese and Polish.

To Download, click to open the image and then “save file as” to your downloads.

 

ENGLISH VERSION

 

PORTUGESE VERSION

 

POLISH VERSION