Duffy hails success of Free Period Poverty campaign

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed the news that the Executive has  agreed to the introduction of Free Poverty Products in our schools.  

Councillor Duffy has been running a local campaign for the past two years calling for the introduction of Free Period products at schools as well as a wide range of public buildings and successfully got a motion passed at the Council to back the “On the Ball” campaign.

Councillor Duffy said “This is good news  for everyone who has been campaigning for the introduction of Free Poverty products in our schools. It’s something I feel very passionately about and had success locally with the passing of a motion in the Council in 2018 to back  “On the Ball” campaign, the aim of which is to provide free sanitary products in as many sporting grounds and public buildings as possible to combat the ever-growing issue of period poverty. 

“I would like to commend Karen Mullan MLA for the work she has been doing at the Assembly on this issue. It should be the norm in schools, universities, colleges, workplaces, football grounds, concert venues for free access to sanitary product provision. 

Concluding she said  

“I think it’s also important to acknowledge the foresight and considerable work done by Orlaith Duffy ,Erin Slaven, ,Mikaela McKinley to get free sanitary products into Celtic Park football ground in Glasgow through the “On the Ball” campaign which brought the whole issue of period poverty into the public domain. And locally thank the work of Homeless Period Ireland and Homeless Period Belfast.