Charity run raises awareness of period poverty

Shreshth Goel, a 19 year old Cardiff University law student, is running 5k everyday through the month of February dressed as a sanitary pad to raise funds for Freedom4Girls UK.

Whilst doing research on period products for a project, Shreshth Goel was shocked at the number of women unable to afford such necessities. According to research, 27% of women across the UK will reuse their sanitary products and 40% just use tissue paper due to money constrains. To raise more awareness of this issue, Shreshth is running 5k around Cardiff every day in February dressed as a sanitary product.

Money raised from his endeavor will go to support Freedom4Girls, a UK-registered charity fighting period poverty. The charity actively support women and girls in both in the UK and worldwide, who struggle to access safe menstrual products. Aid is given by offering disposable and environmentally-friendly, washable re-usables and menstrual cups.

To donate please go to: https://gofund.me/d3af6b1d .

To track Shreshth’s progress: www.instagram.com/safeperiodsforyou

Words and images by Abi Davies, BA Photojournalism

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