FIGHTING TO END PERIOD POVERTY AND PERIOD STIGMA
THROUGH SERVICE, EDUCATION, AND ADVOCACY

 
While struggling with homelessness as a teen, Nadya Okamoto discovered the biggest challenge of their living situations: “The unaddressed natural need of periods.” That’s why Okamoto started PERIOD.org, a nonprofit that gives women access to the period products they need to feel confident and clean every menstruation cycle, no matter their income. Now, it’s the largest youth-run nonprofit in women’s health.
— MAKERS WOMEN
 
 
 
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PERIOD was founded in 2014 by two 16-year-old high school students with a passion for periods. To date, PERIOD has addressed over 700,000 periods through product distribution and registered over 400 campus chapters in all 50 US states and in over 30 countries.

 

PERIODS CHAPTERS

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To date, PERIOD has registered over 400 campus chapters in all 50 US states and over 30 countries. Our chapters bring PERIOD’s mission to life in local communities - serving menstruators in need, running educational workshops and starting conversations about periods and period poverty, and fighting for systemic change towards menstrual equity.

Starting a PERIOD chapter is the best way to get involved with the Menstrual Movement!

 

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