Diocese of Newcastle

A conversation on period poverty (and solutions)

Start date
20 Aug 2019, 10 a.m.
End date
20 Aug 2019, 4 p.m.
Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY

This conversation is for anyone working with people for whom period poverty is a concern. The discussion will be around the social, cultural and environmental impact of period poverty and how it affects individuals and communities. There will be opportunity to raise awareness of issues of period poverty, and also to think theologically about it.

Steph Darnes (who will be leading the session) is a community development worker in Hull with a background in social work. She has an interest in social justice & spirituality, with a particular focus on women’s issues. The Free Flow Project was birthed as a response to an increasing number of women experiencing period poverty. Aware that many women go without adequate protection when menstruating or relying on charities each month, Free Flow is seeking to empower women with more sustainable options, in particular looking at the provision of menstrual cups and reusable cloth sanitary pads.

If you would like to come along please could you email info@communitiestogetherdurham.org before 15th August with numbers attending and also any dietary requirements. We would encourage car sharing, though there is parking on site.