Schools Implement “Pink Box Project” to Make Menstrual Products Available Despite Closures

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With social distancing measures in mind, a California chapter of Girls Learn International acknowledged students’ fears of leaving home to get the products that they needed—and decided to create kits that are pre-packaged, individually wrapped and include five tampons and five pads per box.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools all across the country have been mandated to shut their doors indefinitely and begin the implementation of remote learning.

This sudden switch has forced many students to face an extremely unique set of challenges while also being isolated from access to essential service— like regular meals, mental health support, medical care and menstrual products—provided by their schools.

However, a California chapter of Girls Learn International (GLI)—a program of the Feminist Majority Foundation that empowers middle and high school students to…

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