Period poverty is when people who menstruate don’t have access to the products, hygiene facilities and education they need to manage their periods.
Period Positivity is about making periods normal. From free period care products to more informative discussions, the initiative aims to promote greater accessibility, equity and dignity for all.
In Term 4 the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will facilitate the Period Positivity trial at St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul.
There will be an evaluation of the trial later in the year. Students will be asked for feedback and, if the trial is successful, dispensers will be rolled out across all schools in the diocese.
For further information including how the project was initiated watch the video below or view the following article in the September Issue of Aurora Magazine.
The trial is a forerunner to an awareness education program that will be deployed to secondary schools reinforcing product accessibility, gender equity and the promotion of dignity.