In the latest Always Confidence & Puberty Survey it was revealed that nearly one in five girls in the US have either left school early or missed school entirely because they did not have access to period products. 1
At puberty, many girl’s confidence plummets, with the onset of menstruation marking the lowest point.2
But that drop in confidence is so much worse for girls that lack access to period protection.
It can force her to miss out on important confidence-building activities in the classroom, on the field, in extra-curricular school programs, and limit her potential far beyond puberty.
While lack of access to period products is typically associated with girls in other countries, period poverty isn’t just someone else’s problem. It’s happening right here in the United States.
When people learn that 1 in 5 girls in the U.S. have missed school due to lack of period protection, and discover those rates are true close to their home towns, they’re shocked, and 89% of them want to take an action to help girls in their community stay in school. 3
With the help of valued partners like Feeding America, local period advocates, our customers and people around the U.S., we’ve been able to donate over 32 million period products so far.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we continue our efforts to raise awareness and take action to help #EndPeriodPoverty in March and April 2020. Together with your help, Always wants to ensure that all girls can confidently stay in school and become whomever they dream to be.