Crown Her is an Non-governmental Organisation dedicated to the legislative change for the provision of at least one free menstrual product for all women of reproductive age in Trinidad and Tobago.
We have been working closely with other NGOs including the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago, The Rotary Clubs of District 7030, the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association and the various Business Chambers as well as the Attorney General’s office and the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago.
Our academic study on 'Assessing Period Poverty in Trinidad and Tobago' was recently published in the International Journal of Medical Science and Discovery. The findings show that 76% of the sample of 504 women (18-48 years) did not believe that period products are affordable and that 51% reported that they struggled to obtain period products. Furthermore, 55% indicated that they had to borrow or change their current brand of period product and 51% revealed that they had to improvise or use alternative products such as toilet paper, napkins, and paper towels. The vast majority of the women also reported that their workplace and schools did not provide them with sanitary products and 99% believe that they should provide them with these products.
Although all menstrual products in our country are tax exempted, period poverty still exists which was made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Any support to our cause will be greatly appreciated.
Link to full study: https://medscidiscovery.com/index.php/msd/article/view/861
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