Hello! My name is Corinne and I am working on my
Girl Scout Gold Award.
Again, my name is Corinne H. and I came up with this project because I feel like all women should have access to basic feminine hygiene products. No matter your situation. It's a shame that women have to choose between putting food on the table or a box of pads. With that being said my goal is to make sure women don't have to make that decision ever, especially over something that they cannot control.
The purpose of this workshop to spread more information about women’s health.
Although there is no fee for participating in the workshop, please consider donating feminine hygiene products. I will be donating to the Bloom Closet as well as ClaytonCounty Public Schools.
When: August 7th, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm Link to sign up
- If you would like to donate or have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.
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Accessing Basic Needs
Women in low-income households are not able to afford feminine hygiene products. A basic need that all women need, but some cannot get because our society still needs work. Feminine hygiene products are a basic need but it is a huge problem when women can't get them. According to USICH "as of January 2019 Georgia has an estimated 10,443 experiencing homelessness on any given day."
Suggested items needed for donation include: sanitary napkins, tampons, and pantyliners, menstrual cups, new period panties, feminine wipes and unscented soap.
Items can be dropped off at Northcutt Elementary School, 5451 West
Fayetteville Rd, College Park, GA 30349 on Mondays - Fridays from 8 am -
3pm until July 30th.
According to global citizen "Poor menstrual hygiene can cause physical health risks and has been linked to reproductive and urinary tract infections, according to UNICEF." Having bad menstrual hygiene can also affect pregnancy.
Not only are women’s physical health being affected by not having proper hygiene products their mental health is also being affected. During that time of the month women can feel self-conscious about their bodies, and the added stress of not having products can negatively affect them.
Why do women not have access to feminine hygiene products?
The period tax also known as the tampon tax, is a tax specifically put on feminine hygiene products. According to marie claire "Women in the United States are estimated to spend an additional 150 million per year on menstrual products." Stop to think about how much the government is making off of women because they have a cycle every month. This is down right robbery and they need to be stopped. Some states like California, Connecticut, Delaware, and Illinois have eliminated the tax but over 25 states still have the tax in place. We have come far from when we first began fighting for women's rights, but I believe Margaret Sanger, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth would have thought we would've been farther.