CCYP Petitions

 

 

From time to time the Commissioner for Children and Young People initiates a petition on a particular topic or issue, gathering support for the issue via signatures. The petition is then presented to relevant decision makers and community leaders to encourage them to consider taking the actions proposed. If you are aged 13 years or older you are invited to sign the petition below if you agree with its aims.

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End Period Poverty, Period.

Hello

In South Australia there are girls* who cannot afford to buy sanitary hygiene products. Commonly referred to as 'period poverty' this impacts on the capacity of girls affected to attend their school, sporting and social commitments. Period Poverty also causes girls to feel shame for being dependent on others to supply essential hygiene items, forcing them to use inadequate alternatives that include socks, tissues and toilet paper.

No girl should have to worry about how they are going to manage their period. Every girl has the right to access feminine hygiene products.

To address this inequity, Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, is calling upon government, the feminine hygiene industry, and community stakeholders, including schools, community groups, sporting clubs, and public and private hospitals and universities, to work together to end period poverty permanently in South Australia.

An accessible, non-stigmatising supply and distribution scheme for a range of free hygiene and sanitary products that will reach South Australian girls in regional and metropolitan locations who cannot afford to purchase these essential items themselves, must be devised as a priority and be put in place ideally before International Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, 2021.

*inclusive of all gender diverse young people.

**your signature**



Thank for your signing the Commissioner\'s endperiodpovertyperiod. petition. Please share the campaign with your friends and family on your social media before 28 May, 2020 using the following hashtags: #endperiodpovertyperiod #endperiodpoverty #eachforequal #iwdsa2020 #ccypsa
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Please help us to achieve our goal of reaching 5,000 signatures by sharing the campaign with your friends and family before 28 May, 2020. #endperiodpovertyperiod #endperiodpoverty #eachforequal #iwdsa2020 #ccypsa

In South Australia there are girls who cannot afford to buy sanitary hygiene products. Commonly referred to as ‘period poverty’ this impacts on the capacity of girls affected to attend their school, sporting and social commitments.

Period poverty also causes girls to feel shame for being dependent on others to supply essential hygiene items, forcing them to use inadequate alternatives that include socks, tissues and toilet paper.

No girl should have to worry about how they are going to manage their period. Every girl has the right to access feminine hygiene products.

To address this inequity, Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, is calling upon government, the feminine hygiene industry, and community stakeholders, including schools, community groups, sporting clubs, and public and private hospitals and universities, to work together to end period poverty permanently in South Australia.An accessible, non-stigmatising supply and distribution scheme for a range of free hygiene and sanitary products that will reach South Australian girls in regional and metropolitan locations who cannot afford to purchase these essential items themselves, must be devised as a priority and be put in place ideally before International Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, 2021

*inclusive of all gender diverse young people.