- Luke Pollard campaigns to fight period poverty
- His Plymouth office will be collecting donations of sanitary products
- Luke Pollard’s support of the Red Box Project aims to help Plymouth women
Plymouth’s Labour MP, Luke Pollard, is raising awareness about period poverty by participating in a donation campaign for sanitary products for women. The office is collecting any type of sanitary product as well as knickers.
In honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Luke Pollard’s office at 13 Frankfort Gate in Plymouth will be encouraging people to donate sanitary products. There is a red box present in the lobby of Luke Pollard’s office for the donations. This campaign is a part of the Red Box Project’s national fight against period poverty.
Period poverty is a term used to describe the crisis of women not being able to afford sanitary products and the humiliation and discomfort of that situation. 1 in 10 women in Plymouth cannot afford sanitary products. It is a difficult reality that some women must suffer through period poverty. This is an issue that must be addressed, discussed, and fought.
Luke Pollard MP says:
“It’s really important that we talk about because it’s not a topic that MPs, especially male MPs, talk about very often but it’s really important because I want to see every young woman in Plymouth be able to access sanitary products regardless of their income.”
Donations will be collected in Luke Pollard’s Plymouth office until International Women’s Day on 8 March.