The Free Periods campaign will mark the start of providing free feminine care products (pads and tampons) at RUSU for all students that require them.
I hope to also promote the use of healthier, eco-friendlier and cruelty-free feminine care products through this by working with companies to provide these products at our Students Union in support of the campaign.
Furthermore, I want to raise awareness of Period Poverty in both the UK and internationally. I would like to arrange talks by charities and/or organisations regarding period poverty and the work they do to combat this.
Aside from raising awareness, I would like to encourage students who are able to, to purchase and donate feminine care products to a collection point at RUSU where we will send the products off to a charity organisation that tackles period poverty overseas.
Lastly, I want to break down the taboo surrounding periods by arranging panels, discussions and possible a photography exhibition that talk about periods, body confidence, and female empowerment.
I hope to run this campaign in January 2019.
- Research Further.
- Write up campaign brief.
- Free Periods paper written.
- Begun researching and contacting charities and organisation that could support this
- Initial idea for the campaign.
- Initial brainstorming and research surrounding the campaign.