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"No girl should be missing school because she can’t afford to have a period," said Amika George, starting a movement with the #FreePeriods protest.
The rights of women on their periods in police custody are being violated in England and Wales, according to police custody watchdog, the Independent Custody Visitation Association (ICVA).
“I know what it’s like as a woman, to feel dirty, and like you don’t have control, bleeding… Then I imagine being a woman who’s in a custody cell,” says Jess Phillips MP, a supporter of a new campaign to improve standards for women in police custody
Founder, Writer, Editor at Writing Rights
Yesterday, I went to Downing Street, fake blood smeared on my face, to protest period poverty. Silence, squeamishness, and dismissal of issues which relate to menstruation create real consequences for Britain's women and girls.
The protest called on Theresa May to provide free sanitary products to girls in schools who are already on free school meals.