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Hey Girls

SIS Board Member, Celia Hodson takes on period poverty with daughters Becky and Kate.

Celia has set up Hey Girls, an innovative social enterprise, in a bid to help woman in poverty across the UK access sanitary towels for free.

The social enterprise sells their own brand of pads online on a “buy one give one” scheme that encourages social conscious buyers to do their part in helping those effected by period poverty. All profits go directly to women and girls in need.

Hey Girls provides an alternative shopping experience for those wishing to make a difference with the items they purchase for themselves. By buying social they are doing good directly via each pack they buy.

Celia Hudson, SIS Board Member, Hey Girls

 

The family trio believe that access to sanitary protection is a “right not a privilege” and share the philosophy that no girl or young woman should have to compromise their health and wellbeing.

In Scotland, 1 in 5 women have experienced period poverty, according to a poll carried out by grassroots political organisation Women for Independence. Feelings of shame and isolation were reported with many missing out on work and education as a result and 11% had suffered a significant health impact from not being able to access or change products as often as would have liked.

Hey Girls Team

Their new website that was launched in January 2018, provides free sanitary towels as well as educational resources that they hope will help women manage menstruation safely and without infection. With every pack sold online, they give a pack away to women in need via shelters, organisations and food banks.

To find out more, simply visit their incredible website.