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Period poverty: A petition shows people’s desire to have free menstrual products

Period poverty: A petition shows people’s desire to have free menstrual products

Charity, Gender, Women
Period poverty is a human rights issue that cannot be ignored. In the UK, there is an ongoing petition, with a lot of people wanting the government to provide free period products across the UK. photo by Jing Yang According to the research by the grassroots group Women for Independence (WFI), nearly one in five women had experienced period poverty, which has a significant impact on their hygiene, health and wellbeing. Period poverty is when those on low incomes can't afford, or access, suitable period products. Women are estimated to spend an average of £13 a month on period products and several thousand pounds over a lifetime. Mina Heaney, 28, who costs £6 a month for tampons and pads, said : “I might be able to afford it, but plenty of other women in the country
Power to the People: Do petitions really work?

Power to the People: Do petitions really work?

DontUse
A petition banning Donald Trump from making a state visit to the UK has garnered more than 1 million signatures in the past 24 hours. The petition, made on the UK Parliament website, required only 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in the Houses of Parliament. In response, Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will not be withdrawing the invitation extended to US President Trump, part of the “special relationship” she wants to create between the US and UK with impending Brexit. In a statement, she said the visit remains “substantially in the national interest.” The situation is reminiscent of last year, when, following the Brexit referendum, a petition was created on the UK Parliament website, signed by four million people, asking for a second EU referendum. In r
Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

News, Politics, Uncategorized
An online petition to stop Donald Trump’s state visit  has been widely shared and reached over a million signatures over the past few days. The signatures started increasing rapidly after the US President's travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries came into effect over the weekend. On average, the petition is currently getting more than 600 signatures every minute. via GIPHY Prime Minister Theresa May announced the visit on her recent US trip, hours before the ban was signed. The petition says: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.” In London, young people who signed the pet