A NEW CHAPTER
Inspired by The Pad Project’s Oscar-winning documentary Period. End of Sentence., New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent, Anita Diamant, has written a new book, Period. End of Sentence.: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice. It’s a collection of essays about periods that explore the cultural roots of menstrual injustice and celebrate a new generation of activists and innovators working to end period poverty and stigma through advertising, art, comedy, and other mediums. The Pad Project’s executive director, Melissa Berton, wrote the foreword for the book which tells the story of how teen-aged students turned a high school project into an international non-profit organization.
Help us celebrate the launch of this new book by supporting menstruators across the U.S. through our Pads for Schools and Pads for All campaigns! So far, we’ve partnered with a total of 14 U.S.-based organizations in 8 states to distribute over 47,000 individual period products to more than 1,100 menstruators! However, there’s more work to be done, and we need your help to continue fighting period poverty in the U.S. Donate to our U.S.-based initiatives to support menstruators across the country!
Pads for Schools
Students in low-income communities often have difficulty obtaining menstrual hygiene products, and because of the pandemic, access is more limited than ever. Title 1 schools in California are required to provide free menstrual hygiene products in school restrooms (AB-10), but because of school closures, many students have now lost access to a reliable source of menstrual supplies. That’s why The Pad Project is providing microgrants to school districts in Southern California to purchase and distribute menstrual products to students!
Pads for All
The Pad Project is combating period poverty in the U.S. by partnering with local nonprofits and grassroots organizations to expand access to menstrual hygiene products and provide MHM education for menstruators across the country. We provide these partners with grants of up to $5,000 for purchasing menstrual products, $2,000 for distributing menstrual products, and $1,000 for hosting educational MHM workshops.
The average cost of a menstrual cycle in the U.S. is $13.25. Pledge a period today to help eradicate period poverty by covering the cost for those who can’t!
Join The Pad Project as we fight for menstrual equity and work to improve menstrual health worldwide. To learn more visit our website.