Periods. Half the world gets them but far fewer have easy access to sanitary products.
The existence of period poverty is a fundamental human rights issue which reveals much about the health of a society.
And when it comes to young people, the problem is far from addressed here in South Australia.
In South Australia there are young people who cannot afford to buy sanitary hygiene products when they have their period.
Some places around the world are getting it right, or at least starting to. Let’s explore what positive change looks like.
What is happening?
The Commissioner for Children and Young People is working with other organisations and individuals to address period poverty in South Australia.