PERIOD PROMISEENDING THE STIGMA AROUND MENSTRUATION
LIUNA Local 1611 in partnership with BC Northern United Way launched the Period Promise Campaign with a goal to raise 100,000 products.
Period poverty is more common than most people realize. At least half of people who menstruate will struggle with access to products at some point in their lives – this could mean missing a job interview or an important community event, limiting one’s access to opportunities and overall quality of life and health.
LIUNA Local 1611 will be looking at continuing to partner the BC Northern United Way's Period Promise Campaign again in 2023 to ensure that access to menstruation products is no longer a barrier.
PERIOD PROMISE CAMPAIGN
“Change comes from communities working together. We thank everyone for supporting this campaign and contributing to the change.”
LACK OF ACCESS
26% of people who menstruate in BC say that they had gone through a period without having menstrual products available to them.
13% of people who menstruate in BC say that, as dependents, their families had not been able to afford menstrual products on their behalf
30% of people say that they haven’t known where to access menstrual products they could afford when their period has hit
“LIUNA Local 1611 is proud to be a sponsor and support the Northern BC United Way’s Period Promise. Menstruation is a biological process, affording and accessing period products should not be an issue. Local 1611 supports the efforts of Period Promise to promote gender inclusivity; to remove barriers such as workplace period product access and financial hardships known as ‘Period Poverty’; as well as removing the stigma surrounding menstruation."
LIUNA Local 1611 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer