Glastonbury partners with WaterAid and Hey Girls in fight to end period poverty

Glastonbury has partnered with WaterAid and Hey Girls to raise awareness of period dignity at this year’s annual festival.

The collaboration will see free period products being made available to festival goers at ‘period proud stations’, whilst raising awareness about ending period poverty.

Glastonbury will be purchasing period products from Hey Girls, which aims to eradicate period poverty in the UK.

The products will be made available at WaterAid’s women’s urinals and information points across Worthy Farm.

WaterAid will provide new period-proud stations at four of its women’s urinals offering a private space equipped with sinks, warm water and soap to clean reusable products – a Glastonbury-first that will help people have a choice about how they manage their period.

“Around 17,000 people will have their period at the Festival, but that shouldn’t hold anyone back from having a great week. We hope the new period proud spaces and the free period products on offer will help people manage their period with dignity and let them continue to have a bloody good time,” Glastonbury’s sanitation manager, Jane Healy said.

Hey Girls co-founder/director, Kate Smith added:“We believe access to period products and education is a human right, not a privilege and we are aiming to bring an end to period poverty in the UK through conversation, collaboration, and a lot of hard work.”

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