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Quarter of women have missed work or school due to period poverty

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

A local project is determined to end period poverty within the Isle of Man by offering free sanitary products in schools.

The Red Box Project IOM is a community-based initiative which supports young people by providing red boxes filled with free period products to local schools. 

A survey out today has revealed more than a quarter of women have missed work or school because they can't afford to buy sanitary products. 

New research reveals over two-thirds have even been forced to use makeshift items at some point.

But Celia Hodson from campaign group "Hey Girls" says products should be free for those most in need. 


  • Period Poverty


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