Systemic injustices can limit the access to menstrual hygiene products for many people around the world. There is an overwhelming population that can not afford period products. In the Netherlands, 1 in 10, in the US: 1 in 5 and in Canada 1 in 4 women struggle has to choose between buying period products of other daily life essentials (such as food) because of cost.
Being able to live with a menstruating body without fear for your physical health, without shame and without limiting any of life’s activities.
Systemic injustices can limit the access to menstrual hygiene products for many people around the world. This limits anyone who menstruates from living freely. Even when period products are available; there is still a huge stigma surrounding menstruation all over the world.
darner design hosts workshops to make your own pad, these often lead to some open and insightful discussion about periods, cycles and all that may have once been taboo. Check out the workshop blog here and one about the menstration taboo. Talking about it openly and freely is just one way to set an example for menstrual freedom.
For every set of three, darner design sends a reusable pad to the dutch campaign against period poverty. Every year we send a large box of products and are openly supporting any local community centres and municipalities in providing free menstrual products.
number of donated period products
darner design the local campaigns against menstrual poverty