TABOO's Australian Outreach provides period products to those who need it most
What is period poverty?
Period Poverty is a prevalent issue in Australian communities. Period poverty is experienced when someone does not have access to period products, menstrual health education, sufficient sanitation facilities (clean water and bathrooms), and waste management facilities to deal with their period.
At risk groups in Australia include young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living in rural and remote communities, people from lower socio economic backgrounds, people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence, and people with disability and complex support needs, among others.
WHO WE SUPPORT
Period Poverty is a prevalent issue in Australia. It affects at-risk groups including people experiencing homelessness, Indigenous communities, school children, people experiencing poverty, and people fleeing domestic violence, among others. Unsatisfactory period care reinforces the poverty cycle, which is why TABOO's Pad-It-Forward Program provides at-risk communities with the resources needed to break this cycle.
How Can i help?
TABOO is working to address period poverty in Australia through the Pad it Forward program. We work to ensure that everyone has safe and dignified access to period products and menstrual health education to deal with their period.
We respect that everyone’s experience of menstruation is unique and access to resources and support varies significantly across the country. We acknowledge that menstruation can have various spiritual, community and environmental values attached to it, and the education and teachings around menstruation are often culturally embedded. We will ensure that all provisions of support delivered through the PIF program are community led, culturally appropriate, with deep respect for individual experiences.