End ‘Period Poverty’ in Carmarthenshire

68 days ago

Young people in Carmarthenshire are being urged to join in with the national debate on ‘Period Poverty’.

Carmarthenshire Youth Council is holding a meeting with education officers in Llanelli next week and members are urging young people in the county to come along and have their say on how to end Period Poverty in the county.

*National statistics show 1 in 10 girls and women aged 14-21 said they hadn’t been able to afford sanitary protection.

Brittany Bingham, Chairperson of the Youth Council, said: “Why should young girls miss school, miss learning and having friends because of their period? This needs to stop. If you are a young person living, studying or working in the county we would like to hear your views and opinions on what can be done.”

The meeting takes place in the Hwb, Llanelli on Tuesday, September 18 from 4pm -5.30pm.

If you can’t attend you can still join in the conversation on social media by using #PeriodPovertySirGar or email Participation@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

*Source: Plan International UK