Generation. Education. Period. (G.E.P)
The G.E.P. group has three overarching goals:
• raising awareness about period poverty
• working to end menstrual shaming
• promoting sustainable sanitary products
The group addresses issues that are important because countless women around the globe experience this, regardless of geographic location or even socio-economic status.
As part of a journey which has seen them research and test a number of options, students have recently partnered with Freedom Cups, a business in Singapore that sells menstrual cups and also donates them in Lesser Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs). Because of their take-up in Singapore and likely acceptance in the target communities, and the sustainable nature of this option (made of medical-grade silicone, each cup can be reused for 15 years), the students have organised for the promotion and sale of Freedom Cups in the College Shop.