As schools and businesses re-emerge from lockdown, GGA supporter Binti International has relaunched its Dignity at Work. Period. campaign to encourage businesses to supply free menstrual products. Binti was the first period charity in the UK and India and has a vision to create a world where all women menstruate with dignity.
The Khalsa Academy, a secondary school in Wolverhampton, has become the first school globally to provide free menstrual products. Working with Binti International, the school now provides free period products for pupils, staff and visitors to the school.
Principal of the school, Anita Kaur Notta, commented: “As educationalists we have the opportunity to make a real change at a grass roots level and we are extremely grateful to be a part of Binti’s Dignity at Work campaign. It is so important to encourage young people to take action on worldwide issues and we are proud to offer free period products to all members of our school and the wider community. We already work with Binti to provide menstrual education to our children and their 360 degrees campaign is vital to encourage normal conversations around periods.”
Binti founder, Manjit K. Gill, added: “We will continue our work until all girls have menstrual dignity. Our Dignity at Work campaign is a cost-effective strategy to eliminate the poverty around periods in the UK. When you see a Visa/Mastercard sticker on a shop window you know that they will accept your card for payment at their business. Now imagine, seeing a Binti Dignity sticker, this will show women that they can access free period products on the premises.”
The international award winning charity is also launching its own app which will detail all businesses retailers, pubs, and restaurants that have free products in their toilets.