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Tackling Period Poverty in Bristol, City Gathering update

Twice a year, the City Office holds a bi-annual City Gathering. They bring together over 200 leaders from across the public, private, third and voluntary sectors. The City Gatherings are key events in the One City calendar, and central to getting things done collectively in Bristol. Partners provided updates on the priorities we agreed at the January city gathering and captured in the One City Plan.

Ending Period Poverty in Bristol was one of the three city priorities chosen at the City Gathering in January 2019. Councillor Helen Godwin, Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Families in Bristol presented the progress done by Period Friendly in the city.

Update: Working with partners across all sectors, we have made incredible progress on tackling period poverty and making Bristol a dignified place for people who have periods. An education programme is being developed for schools with partners from The Real Period Project and City to Sea. A youth task group has been put together who are making a video with Plimsoll Productions to highlight young people’s experiences of period indignity.

The Offer:  A citywide donation and distribution network for menstrual products, driven by a web app indicating where people can pick up or drop off period products, a ‘Bristol standard’ education programme for schools. The Ask: Financial support, volunteer support.

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