YWCA NWT wins grant to combat ‘period poverty’ – Cabin Radio

YWCA NWT wins grant to combat ‘period poverty’ – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2020406 Views

September 10, 2020

YWCA NWT will use a $6,000 grant to distribute pads and tampons to women across the territory who may otherwise struggle to afford them.

The organization was the grand prize recipient in the NWT category of a community fund program operated by law firm Field Law.

Period poverty refers to the inability to afford menstrual cycle products, resulting in some women feeling unable to participate in everyday activities.

Alayna Ward, director of community relations for YWCA NWT, told Cabin Radio: “There can be some girls that have some shame associated with their periods and with their bodies. So, we really want to help girls feel proud of what their bodies can do.

Read More: https://cabinradio.ca/45031/news/ywca-nwt-wins-grant-to-combat-period-poverty/

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