Source: NSGEU: Union Matters

Union Matters: Dignity.Period

Guest host Mary Otto, President of Local 43, and member of NSGEU’s Political Action Committee interviews Erin Casey and Joan Helson about a campaign called Dignity. Period.

From a blog written by Erin Casey:
“One-third of Canadian women under the age of 25 say they’ve struggled to afford menstrual products (Plan International Canada, 2018). One in seven girls in Canada have either left school early or missed school entirely because they don’t have what they need to manage their periods (Always Confidence and Puberty Study, 2018).

Nova Scotia is the province with the highest rate of food insecurity in Canada. When people with periods can’t afford food, they can’t afford other necessities. They likely have to choose between groceries and period products, often putting their children’s needs ahead of their own.

Dignity. Period. is a campaign to help people with periods in Nova Scotia access the menstrual hygiene supplies they need to thrive—to live safely and with dignity. We’re inviting people across the province to host Pad Parties and collect donations of period products for Feed Nova Scotia to distribute to their 145 member food banks, meal programs, and shelters.”

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