Projects & Campaigns
Increasing Access to Menstrual Products
According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, period poverty can be defined as the “inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and education, including but not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities and waste management.” While this term appears to be relatively new, this struggle has been prevalent for ages. Recently, the issues caused by this public health epidemic are continuously rampant in every corner of the world. In an attempt to combat this inequity, we have provided baskets with a variety of menstrual products in classrooms and a number of bathrooms throughout the school. While this is not the solution to an elaborate, systemic issue, it has still worked towards supporting students who may not have access to the proper menstrual products that they truly need.
Domestic violence occurs when a member of a relationship exerts power and behaves in a violent and threatening way towards another member of the relationship. While people of all sexes and gender identities can be victim to domestic violence, this issue disproportionately affects women. We are deeply aware of this problem and understand it's affect on the women of our community. In order to provide some support to affected individuals, at the beginning of each school year, Feminists for Change participates in a fundraiser for the Friendship Home, a local organization dedicated towards helping victims of domestic violence find a way out of their abusive relationships. We are also lucky to have Denise Barret, a trained advocate from Voices of Hope available to us to help train students 18 years and older to become advocates for victims of domestic violence. Check out our events and calendar for the next time we will provide training (and pre-training for students 18 and under) to become advocates.