Sheffield University fighting to stop period poverty

The University of Sheffield is working with Menstruation Matters to target period poverty for Black, Asian, mixed ethnic, and refugee women fleeing sexual abuse in the city.

As part of Women’s History Month, the university has organised a sanitary products drive in the students’ union and campus buildings.

Menstruation Matters, a Sheffield-based project, aim to make sure nobody running from sexual abuse, such as forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation and sex trafficking, has to settle for unsafe methods of dealing with their period.

Donation points can be found in bathrooms across the campus, as well as at the beach huts in the students’ union from March 4-8.

For any further information on Menstruation Matters or if you’d like to get involved, visit them at: