"Access to menstrual products for all children in compulsory education will mean that every child can have access to the products they need."
More than a quarter of women have been forced to miss work or school because they cannot afford period products, a new poll has found. In total, 27 per cent had been forced to miss school or work – a figure far higher than the one in 10 previously thought affected by the problem of period poverty. Sanitary products are classed as a “luxury, non-essential item” in the UK and subject to a 5 per cent tax.
The campaign 'On the Ball' was set up by three female football fans to fight period poverty