A period poverty milestone

Change doesn’t happen overnight, but last week’s majority city council approval of the municipal period poverty proposal was a necessary step in the right direction.  We’ve come quite some way since our advocacy efforts began in 2020. That year, Scottish Member of Parliament Monica Lennon successfully led passage of a comprehensive period poverty bill in […]

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A zine feature

In the second half of 2022 we had the pleasure of Carmen Gubert-Husson, a student from the International School of Haarlem, reaching out to us about a zine she wanted to make about period poverty. We are happy to share the final result with you! And as always with zines: go forth and print, fold and […]

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Amsterdam comes one step closer to equality and improved public health

We have celebrated Scotland’s step to make free period products universally available. We have seen other countries, such as the UK and France, also pass significant legislation concretely addressing period poverty. Unfortunately, there are still no such national measures in place in the Netherlands. Raising the minimum wage is the single most significant step the […]

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Advocacy progress in Amsterdam West!

Another advocacy win! Behind the scenes we’ve been working hard at getting period poverty on the agenda throughout the city of Amsterdam. Last Tuesday, Iris Pauw (GroenLinks) put forth a motion in the city district committee of Amsterdam West, urging the city district to take concrete steps toward ending period poverty in Amsterdam. We collaborated […]

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