The subject of period poverty and the lack of free and appropriately accessible sanitary products within school has been raised with the members of Youth Parliament. After some discussion the members agreed that this was an issue that the Youth Parliament should address in Central Bedfordshire. As such, the Youth Parliament have teamed up with Young Healthwatch and will work to run the Red Box Project in Central Bedfordshire.
The Red Box Project ensures that no young person misses school because they have their period. Working as a nationwide community, The Red Box Project seeks to provide free menstrual products for the young people in our local schools.
For more information follow this link: http://redboxproject.org
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