Help End Period Poverty
Press Up Hospitality Group are committed to providing our customers and staff with sanitary products free of charge in all venues. You will find our dispensers with eco-friendly, sustainable tampons and pads in every public bathroom across the Press Up Group, and within our hotel room mini bars. Please take what you need!
We believe access to sanitary products should be a right, not a privilege. Aside from being handy to have when you’re stuck (no one needs that hassle on a night out!), we hope that this initiative will help to create awareness about period poverty and encourage dialogue to remove stigma about period talk.
By purchasing these eco-friendly, sustainable sanitary products from the brilliant, female led Irish company Riley, we are helping the fight against period poverty by supporting and donating to their work in Kenya, where they provide education and access to sanitary products in disadvantaged communities through charity Development Pamoja, as well as here in Ireland through Positive Period Ireland.
Inspired by other leading companies such as Lidl who have launched similar progressive initiatives, we hope that this small action has potential to encourage awareness and positive change.
Let’s talk about it. Period.
- Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, hand washing facilities, and/or waste management. Positive Period Ireland and the Simon Communities say it is a growing issue in Ireland.
- “National data on poverty rates and numbers participating in social protection schemes would suggest that approximately 53,000-85,000 women and girls may be at risk of period poverty.”
- This is a global issue, where limited access to safe, hygienic menstrual products and facilities have a direct impact on girls and women missing school and educational opportunities. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, some girls will miss as much as 20% of their school year; some may drop out of school altogether. We are supporting Riley who are providing sanitary products to girls and women, as well as sponsoring doctor-led school visits to educate young girls in rural Kenya on menstrual health.