The Body Shop and Wā Collective have teamed up to end period poverty in New Zealand. Image supplied.
Imagine you are a teenage girl who has to skip school because you have your period and you cannot afford sanitary products – that is the reality for 1 in 3 New Zealand females. Periods are normal, but missing out on life shouldn’t be and here is how you can help to stop period poverty in New Zealand.
The Body Shop and Wā Collective have teamed up to get medical-grade silicone Wā menstrual cups to people in need throughout New Zealand and you can donate directly to impact the life of a local, giving them free period care for up to 10 years, just with one cup. By choosing a Wā Cup, you are subsidising a menstrual cup for a student (go you!). Many ovary-bearers are struggling to pay for tampons and pads meaning 1 in 3 students have skipped class. Your purchase and support solves this. #StandingOvulation.
So who is Wā Collective?
“We connect people to their bodies and our land in a strive for a more equitable, just and sustainable world. Solving period poverty with heart, humour, and connection, we are an Aotearoa social enterprise that’s sustainable to the womb. We are #PERIODWITHPURPOSE, Wā collective has prevented 2.4 million disposable products from going to landfill in the last year, saving people $800,000!”
How can you help?
You can donate at any of The Body Shop stores nationwide or via thebodyshop.co.nz Speak up! Let’s spark open, honest conversations about periods. Buy products from Wā Collective, use code BODYSHOP for free shipping on the Wā Collective website.