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28th October 2021 Latest News

$150k to help young women escape period poverty

Two women

Women’s health at forefront of support

The Hospital Research Foundation Group is proud to announce its support to vulnerable women experiencing period poverty through a $150,000 grant to social enterprise TABOO.

The commitment will help purchase 4300 boxes of pads a year for five years as part of TABOO’s “Pad It Forward Program”, helping 700 women annually!

Period poverty is when someone cannot access or afford period products or education, something that is far too common in Australia and globally according to TABOO co-founders Isobel Marshall and Eloise Hall.

“At risk groups include people experiencing homelessness, Indigenous communities, school children, people experiencing poverty, and people fleeing domestic violence, among others,” Isobel and Eloise said.

“We know that periods are preventing young people from going to school and are a major disturbance in life for other people in Australia.”