Please be sure to check out BRAWS and FCPS's Justice High School, featured in today's Education section of the Washington Post, in the article, "Her school’s restrooms didn’t have pads or tampons. So she took matters into her own hands."
We are so impressed by the strong leaders of the GirlUp Chapter at Justice High School for standing up and demanding change.
Writer Debbie Truong reports, "Lacking access to pads and tampons carries consequences, Seibold said. Young girls feign illness to avoid going to school while on their period, and women in shelters repurpose toilet paper, socks or diapers because they can’t afford feminine hygiene products, she said."
Thank you to Debbie Truong and the Washington Post for shining a light on a critical issue that much too often remains in darkness. We hope stories, such as this, will lead to a change in public policy that better reflect the needs of women and girls for many years to follow.
Please read the article in its entirety online on the Washington Post website (CLICK HERE) or as a PDF file on our BRAWS website (CLICK HERE).
**We expect an increase in school partnerships as a result of this article. If you would like to support our school based programs, please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation today! Your contribution will provide pads and tampons to thousands of local pre-teen and teenage students in 2019, who are missing an education because of the inability to access products that manage menstrual needs. Thank you for supporting our community!**