To mark Dignity Action Day on 1st February, we are delighted to announce a partnership with W.I.N.G.S Cymru to reduce the stigma around talking about periods and provide free sanitary items to young women across Gwent.

Through running the SAFE (Sexual Awareness for Everyone) project, which aims to improve the personal safety and good sexual health of young women with learning difficulties aged 16 to 35, the team have heard examples of girls having to miss school or college because they couldn’t afford sanitary products or were embarrassed to discuss it with anyone.

W.I.N.G.S Cymru (Women in Need Getting Support) is a project that organises fund raising events and collects donations of menstrual products in the community and donates them to the food bank and homeless projects and have now set up a mainstream school project.

Cllr Gemma Hartnoll, a founding member of W.I.N.G.S, stated:

“W.I.N.G.S Cymru is excited to be working with Volunteering Matters to address period poverty in Gwent and to be part of the launch to raise awareness on Dignity Action Day.”

Find out more about our projects in Gwent.