On Tuesday 20 August from 12-2pm the DMU Unison branch will be collecting sanitary products and raising awareness of Period Poverty.
Look out for the red collection box outside the Food Village where you can leave donations of sanitary products, which will be sent to local schools. For more about this scheme, go to the Red Box Project website.
Julia Reeve, DMU’s ELT Officer, Doctoral College, at Library and Learning Services, said: “Research shows that 49% of girls have missed a day of school due to their period, and that one in ten young women and girls have been unable to afford sanitary protection. Please donate to this important cause.”
If you’re posting on social media, you can use the hashtag #periodpoverty. If you’d like more information about the collection or want to get involved, please contact Julia by email at email@example.com.
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