Menstrual pads have always been subject to a high tax, a value-added tax equivalent to that of luxury goods. Every country has its own rules, but it is inevitable that almost everywhere in the world a menstruating woman has to pay an extremely high price.
In North America, for example, 1 in 5 women cannot afford to buy tampons, and 1 in 7 misses school because of this inaccessibility.
Today, many activities are fighting against Period Poverty and a few days ago Periods for Periods, an initiative fighting for free menstrual products in schools, joined the chorus.
Periods for Periods is a project that creates a new typeface capable of amplifying the voices of women around the world and bringing physical protest into a digital space. This typeface brings together 140 international designers and combines the creativity of those who believe that menstrual products should be free, or at least widely accessible to those who need them most.
“We believe a simple mark of solidarity, created by the world’s most prolific and talented communicators, will help our message reach a much wider audience.”
Periods for Periods can befreely downloaded on the project’s official page and used by everyone to express support and solidarity. The aim is not only to normalise the menstrual cycle, but also to protest against unaffordable prices and social and gender injustice.
Find out more by visiting the official website and share the initiative with everyone.